John Walter Heineman, 80, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Garrison with the Rev. Stephen Preus officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday
at the church. Memorials may be directed
to UnityPoint Hospice or St. Mark's Lutheran Church in care of Phillips Funeral Home, P.O. Box 307, Vinton, IA 52349.
John was born Oct. 3, 1940, in Vinton to Walter and Anna Belle (Wiest) Heineman. He graduated from Garrison High School and attended Upper Iowa University. On Aug. 8, 1959, he was united in marriage to Charmaine R. Selk at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Garrison. John farmed and worked at John Deere in Waterloo. He was a member at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Garrison, served on the Garrison Fire Department and enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and mushrooming. John was very proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with them.
He is survived by his son, Dan (Connie) Heineman of Garrison; daughter, Wendy Ewoldt of Dysart; grandchildren, Sarah (Cody) Johnson and their son, Leland of Garrison, Zachary (Claire Riffey) of Vinton, Aly (Lance) Goken and their daughters, Hudsyn, Haelyn and Kohyn of Traer and Reece (Brooke) Ewoldt and their son, Easton of Dysart; two sisters, Mary Paquette of Holland, Mich., and Marsha Sterling of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister-in-law, Gaylene (Ray) Gabbert of Gilbert, Ariz.; brothers-in-law, John Selk of Lawton, Okla., and Tom Selk of Everett, Wash., and Russell Ridenour of Dakota Dunes, S.D.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Charmaine, on Nov. 7, 2020; son-in-law, Mark Ewoldt; brothers-in-law, Eugene Paquette and Charles Sterling; and sisters-in-law, Delores "Dort" Ridenour and Marilyn Selk.
The family wishes to thank the Keystone Nursing Care Center, UnityPoint Hospice and John's special friend, Ronnie Wilson.