John Irwin Meyerhoff, age 86, of Winona, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at his home. John was reunited with his wife on the day of their wedding anniversary.
John was born on October 4,1930, in Gilmore Valley to August and Elsie (Michaels) Meyerhoff. He was a lifelong resident of Winona and attended Winona Senior High School. He served in the U.S. Army in Panama during the Korean War. On January 3, 1951, he married Jean (Kinstler) and she preceded him in death in 1992.
John was employed at Froedtert Malt, Winona, for 37 years and retired as an assistant foreman in July 1993. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran Church since 1951, where he served the congregation in many capacities including a long-term head usher.
He was a member of the American Legion Leon J. Wetzel Post 9 and served as a Post Commander in 1985 and 1995. John proudly served in many capacities including the burial detail, color guard and lended a hand wherever needed.
John enjoyed staying busy by helping friends and family with handyman work, hosting fish fries, bowling, cooking and fishing on the Mississippi River.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Joel (JJ) and Bonnie Meyerhoff; and his special grandchildren, Mitchel and Megan, all of Minnesota City, Minn. He is also survived by many
nieces and nephews who knew him as “Uncle Johnnie.”
He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Jean; and two brothers, Richard (Dick) and David.
Funeral services for John will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Winona, with Rev. Matthew Schoell and Rev. Karl Gurgel officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona with military burial rites provided by the American Legion Leon J. Wetzel Post 9.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 6, at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona and beginning at noon at St. Matthew’s on Saturday.
Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Winona, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis. Words of sympathy and remembrance may be given at