John Jay Heinsohn

Born: Saturday, February 5, 1927
Passed: Monday, February 6, 2017

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John Jay Heinsohn, 90, passed away on February 6, 2017. He was born February 5, 1927 in Mundelein, Ill. He has lived in rural Kirkland his entire adult life as a dairy, livestock, and crop farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; sons, Steve (Pat), Bob (Lynn) and Gene (Kathy); step-children, Kenneth (Joyce), Wendy (Bill), Phillip (Shelly), and Laura; grandchildren, Jeffery (Bona), Gilman (Brooke), Johnathan (Joanna), Ben, Scott, and Jessie; step-grandchildren, Sam, Alex, Jessica, Sarah, Steve, and Sherri; great-grandchildren, Maelee, Jack, Greyden, and Finley; step-great-grandchildren, Ryan, Pyper, Taryin, and Layla; sisters Anna Mae and Betty Lou; brother, William; nieces, Karen, Barb, Ruth, Beth, and Janice; nephews, David, Kevin, Brian, and John; many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Jennie (Irvine) Heinsohn; his first wife, Marion Snyder; a niece, Janice; and nephews Mike and Bruce.

John was a loving, generous, hardworking, humble, and gentle man. He was a very private person. In keeping with his wishes a private family gathering will be held. In lieu of flowers or memorials, because John was a lifetime blood donor, the family would like you to consider donating blood or becoming a lifetime donor.

Condolences & Shared Memories (4)

  1. Eddie and Jane Sublett

    He was a very special man and will be truly missed. Our hearts and prayers are with you. We were all blessed to have him for so long.

  2. Joyce Samaros

    So sorry for your loss as long as I knew John he always made me and my family welcomed in his home I love John more than I can say So sorry I could not be there but my love thoughts and prayers are with you

  3. David Ryder, nephew

    I have such wonderful memories of Uncle John, the farm, the family times, and him always welding something in the machine shed. He helped teach me how to drive and learn what a barn shovel was made to do. May God's comfort shower the family with fond memories and lasting peace.

  4. Karen Jelinek

    I grieve with you in the loss of my "Uncle John", I will miss him terribly. Your entire family has meant a lot to me.

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