John T. Law, age 73, was born March 12, 1950, in Heidelberg, Germany to Eugene and Julia Law and died December 17, 2023, at a rehabilitation hospital in Colorado Springs. He moved to Colorado Springs in May following a previous hospital stay in Nebraska. He had been coping with numerous health issues over the last ten years. Fortunately, by living just ten minutes away we were able to maximize our time spent together during his last seven months. Colorado Springs is a city that he loved, and he enjoyed his mountain view during his final days. He also enjoyed camping, exploring, movies, laughter, and making others laugh. 

JT is survived by his son, Derek Law; two grandchildren; and his two sisters: Mary Geibel and Corrie Keane. 

As a young man, JT served honorably as an environmental control systems aircraft mechanic in the Air Force from 1968 – 1972 deploying into Vietnam and the surrounding areas throughout the war. After his military service, JT worked until retirement for Burlington Northern railroad in Lincoln, Nebraska. His primary role consisted of Rail Yard Clerk and had many heavy equipment operator responsibilities. 

He was a loving and generous father, a helpful brother, and to many, a kind friend. The ceremony to celebrate JT’s life will be held at 9am on June 14, 2024, with Military Honors at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910 followed by an inurnment at 11am at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80925.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the friends, family, and caregivers who have offered their support and love. JT will be deeply missed but forever remembered in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pikes Peak United Way or the PLACE in Colorado Springs.

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. I remember Johnny being a fun and adventurous cousin.

  2. Very sorry to learn of his passing. He was unconventional and always fun. He will be missed.

  3. Derek, it is with great sadness learning of your dad’s passing.
    JT was a kind soul and very down to earth guy. Unique, too Just wish we could have visited more.
    Every time I’m driving past the house, I still say ‘hey JT’.
    Rest Easy

  4. So very sorry for your loss.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Met John on a canoe trip down the Niobara River. John Law? Has to be a fake name. We became friends and had many Outlandish Adventures. He was an One of a kind. Always marveled how he could go to the dump and come back with more. One tame story, in his Blazer we were leaving a dance hall down in Crete. Leaving John managed to get airborne, blow thru the Stop sign and cross the Hwy. So we decided to drive to Omaha. After some time we drove to Greenwood where the White Tornado was performing. Later John mentioned he broke his axle on the jump. Much Love my Brother, see you in Heaven.

  6. Derek my heart goes out to you and your family.
    John was my cousin and I remember when we lived in Heidelberg and he was just a little person we had so much fun together.
    John was always kind and loving and I was lucky to call him family
    May he rest in peace

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