John Edward Heinonen died February 16, 2023, age 83. John was born on June 14, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Matt and Edna Heinonen. He married Carol Jane Ruotanen on April 8,1961. They raised their family in Milford, and then after retirement, resided in Howell. He is preceded in death by his parents Matt and Edna Heinonen, his wife Carol, brother-in-law William Niemi, son-in-law Thomas Tormanen, grandson Daniel Heinonen, and granddaughter Charlotte Heinonen. John leaves behind his 13 children.
Mark (Margo) Heinonen of Howell, Beth (Mike) Pennala of Fenton, Bruce (Lynn) Heinonen of Northville, Tim (Jane) Heinonen of Linden, Randy (Mary Kay) Heinonen of Howell, Susan (Larry) Anderson of Linden, Dennis (Joan) Heinonen of Linden, Katy (Kurt) Sturos of Howell, Kari (Eric) Frantti of Howell, Gary (Becky) Heinonen of Fenton, Kristy (Jeff) Huotari of Independence, MN, Cindy (Brian) Huotari of Buffalo, MN, Shelley (John) Pennala of Howell,109 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren, siblings Gordon (Marilyn) Heinonen, Mary (Pete) Kiilunen, Ann Niemi, Judy (Mike) Johnson, Nancy (Donald) Tulkki, Fred (Anne) Heinonen, Jean (Charles) Aho, Linda (Joseph) Kilpela, numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Services held at First Apostolic Lutheran Church in Howell, MI