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Obituary: John Jacob Heidenreich 1925 - 2012

John Jacob Heidenreich, born December 1, 1925 in Louisville, Kentucky, died peacefully at the VA Hospital Prescott, Heroes’ Way Hospice in Prescott, Arizona, surrounded by his family on September 7, 2012.

He is survived by his loving wife Wilma of 67 years; his four daughters Linda, Laura, Karen McKinnon (Bert), Yvonne Coughlin (Ed); seven grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews from Louisville, Kentucky, California, Virginia, and Florida.

John was a paratrooper in WWII and he was awarded the Purple Heart. He loved to make people feel good.

His love, kindness, and humor are legendary, and his family is blessed to have had such a unique patriarch.

Private family services will be held.

An online guestbook is available to sign at www.westcottfuneralhome.com.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Article comment by: Melinda Salem-Jackson

I am so sorry for your loss. I felt really blessed when Jo See introduced us. You and John have always been so nice. He will be missed.
Melinda Salem-Jackson

Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Article comment by: John Ontiveros

Wilma, John always had a hand shake and a joke for me everytime I seen him or ran into him. He was a beautiful person, and a wonderful human being. God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I always loved you and John, and my mother (Francis) and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

John and Francis Ontiveros

Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Article comment by: john dempsey

dearest friends...we were so sorry to hear the sad news about john.......so difficult to lose a loved one.......our deepest sympathy to you all,,, ..john and mary dempsey

Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Article comment by: Susan Smull

Dear Wilma, Linda and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful man and I know you will miss him tremendously. You will be ing my thoughts and prayers as you go through this strange and difficult time.

Sincerely, Sue Smull

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