John Anthony Lalli, age 66, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023 at UnityPoint Health, Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. \n\nCelebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 20, 2023 at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia with Father Mark Yates, C.PP.S. officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion of Albia, Melrose & Lovilia following services at the funeral home and a luncheon will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albia. Visitation will also be held on Monday, March 20, 2023 from 9-11 a.m., at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Heartland Humane Society in Ottumwa. Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottfuneralhome.com or the Sinnott Funeral Home Facebook Page. \n\nJohn was born on July 20, 1956 to John and Mary (Devine) Lalli in Alliance, OH. After moving to Albia as an infant, he attended St. Mary's Elementary School and later the Albia Community Schools. He married Nancy Allison in 1974 and to this union two daughters were born, Megan and Sheila. John and Nancy later divorced. \n\nHe briefly worked for Burlington Northern Railroad before joining the Army in 1975, where he proudly served his country until his retirement in 1986, and he was once awarded soldier of the year. He worked as a mail carrier in Des Moines and attended DMACC where he met and later married Terry Fieldhouse in 1988. They made their home in Carlisle. They were blessed with one son, Jesse. They shared their love for children by opening their home to many foster children over the years. Terry passed away in 2015. \n\nJohn later married Deb Icenbice in 2017. They currently resided in Grinnell. They planned many cross country adventures in their RV. \n\nJohn was a very proud Army Veteran. He loved to tell stories of his military adventures. As the grandson of Italian immigrants, he was very proud of his family heritage. He loved nice cars, loud music, quality stereo systems and all animals. His children will miss his delightful lectures and his inability to call you by the correct name. \n\nHe was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary; wife, Terry; sister, Elizabeth, and his niece Ami. He is survived by his wife Deb of Grinnell; children, Megan (Dustin) Schakel, Sheila Sundquist and Jesse Lalli; step children, Daniel Galbraith, Darren (Angie) Galbraith, David Galbraith, Maggie Phipps; 16 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren; and beloved dog, Buddy and cat, Killer.