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John Heinz

Illemann, John H.
Born to eternal life Friday February 3, 2017 age 68 years. Loving husband of the late Cheryl C. Illemann (nee Hoyt). Dear father of Eric Illemann and Erin (Andrew) Tischer. Dear grandfather of Autumn and Aubrie. Brother-in-law of Barbara Illemann. Uncle of Kristin Illemann. Great-uncle of Kristofer Illemann. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceeded in death by a sister Linda Illemann and a brother Paul Illemann.
Visitation Monday February 6th from 3-6pm at BEREA LUTHERAN CHURCH, 4873 N. 107th St, Milwaukee, followed by the memorial service at 6:00pm.
John was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a pattern-maker and woodworker.

Past Comments


May you continually be comforted by thoughts of happier times of precious memories. Death is never easy and it brings great sorrow. May “God surround and comfort “you at this difficult time. Psalms 71:21.

Jim Olson

Kay and I were so blessed to make that Canadian fishing trip with John in September. The laughs always started at breakfast, even when Cheryl went. She would ask for a half order but John would insist on the “Full Canadian Experience” and the good times rolled! Earl and Patsy take great care of us and are great friends! Jim and Kay Olson

Patsy and Earl Fleming

Our heartfelt condolences to Johns family . Earl and I met John and Cheryl thru Kay and Jim thru their trips to Manotak Lodge . He was a great friend and we all had more than a few great laughs when they would visit , there are times when my face would ache from laughter . He was a great man and friend , a avid fisherman and I am sure a great husband , father and grandfather . The first time I met John I saw big burly man with a large head of gray hair and a dark moustache , I actually asked if the hair was real and if I could touch it ……… He laughed and jokingly said only if you run your fingers thru it . So I did many times as I like to have fun as well , and from that day we couldn’t wait for their visit and when we saw each other he would say ” don’t touch the hair ” ….. So needless to say that when we say him last year I was shocked to see no hair but he said ” you can touch the head ” and we had our little cry together ……… We are so thankful we got to see our friend John one last time ……I hope all of you get strength knowing that John and Cheryl are now together fishing in the big beyond ….. God Bless ………Patsy and Earl Fleming ..Fortune, Newfoundland thru Manotak Lodge

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