Wilbert "Jack" E. Heidbrink, age 92 of Linn, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Autumn Meadows Skilled Nursing Facility.
Wilbert was born August 22, 1919, in Mint Hill, a son to the late Emil and Emelia (Linhardt) Heidbrink.
As a child, Jack attended Freedom School.
On October 2, 1940, Jack was united in marriage to Frieda Hollandsworth at Mt. Sterling. She preceded him in death on December 27, 1997.
Jack was a World War II Army Infantry Veteran.
Jack was a lifelong area resident and longtime farmer. He was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and the Men's Club, and a member of the American Legion Post in Bay.
Jack enjoyed gardening and continued to grow tomatoes after moving into Autumn Meadows.
Survivors include: one son, Robert E. and his wife Valerie Heidbrink of Three Rivers, MI; a brother-in-law, Hubert West of Grand Rapids, MI; a sister-in-law, Lillian Ruegge of Granite City, IL; 8 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews
In addition to his wife and parents, Jack was preceded in death by: three sisters, Ruth Oberkrom, Ruby Gove, and Esther West; two brothers, Walden Heidbrink and an infant brother, Chester Heidbrink; two brother-in-laws; one sister-in-law, and one granddaughter.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012, at Morton Chapel in Linn. An additional visitation will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 10:00 a.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Freedom.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 24, 2012, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Freedom with Rev. Aaron Kotila officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilgrim Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Pilgrim Lutheran Church