Henry, John R. “Jack”
Called home to the Lord on Thursday July 10, 2014 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio on July 3, 1930. Loving husband to wife Betty for 58 years. Proud father of sons Craig (Lee Toll), Alan (Tricia), and Brian (Kristine). Proud “Papa Jack” to grandsons Harrison, A.J., and Nolan. Fond brother of Edith Freeman.
Jack was trained as an electrical engineer graduating from Valparaiso University. He worked to develop advanced electronic systems for the aviation industry and went on to a long career in electronic circuit board sales. Jack and Betty moved to Franklin, Wisconsin in 1960 to raise their family. Jack was active in local politics and served on the Franklin Public School Board for many years. Past member of Tuckaway Country Club in Franklin. Jack’s true passion was vintage steam trains. As an avid railroad buff, Jack served as a Chairman of the Chicago Chapter of the NRHS. He was an active volunteer for the Vintage Steam Locomotive Milwaukee Road #261. A visitation to celebrate Jack’s legacy will be held Friday, July 18, at the FUNERAL HOME from 4:00-7:00PM with a Memorial Service at 6:30PM. Special thanks to the caring staff at the Regency of Brookfield and the Brookfield Rehab Center for their care and compassion. Memorials in Jack’s name to the family appreciated.