I really enjoyed working with Jon in the 80's. He was a true inspiration never building walls between departments but instead expecting everyone and himself to do their best. During that time, there was a true feeling of a team atmosphere, which I believe was Jon's strength. On a few occasions we even enjoyed a couple beers together, which was always a laugh. Jon was dynamic, focused, funny, and a true friend. Jon, you will be missed but never forgotten.
When our daughter was young, we would always sell her school fundraisers to all the neighbors. Jon made great sport of it, always egging on his friend Bob next door to spend more. They would send our daughter back and forth between their houses so each could top the other in spending. There was always lots of laughter in their competition. Jon's friendly smile & easy conversation will be missed in the neighborhood. We are so glad he got to live out his final days in the home on the lake that he loved so much. Carol was always such a gracious person,and its nice to know he can finally be in peace with her. Kurt, Ann & Katie Kulesza
The celebration at the end is worth the life to have lived and the love to have shared throughout.
Your daughter Robin is a friend of mine. She is a beautiful, bright, loving and caring woman. You, Sir, had something to do with that which means you too must have been a pretty darn wonderful guy yourself. I salute you Sir for the beautiful daughters you had and the wonderful friend I got.
To you Mr. Reiners, God speed and Peace.
I so enjoyed hanging out with Jon at dragon boat functions. Always a great conversation in store, when you sat down with him. He will be missed
Jon and I met in about 1959-60 in Chisholm, MN and became close friends after we both moved to Seattle. Although I eventually settled back in MN, we maintained our friendship until the present. Jon was a man who never forgot a friend and was an honor to know and be a friend of. I deeply regret not being able to see him at least one more time, but my memories of Jon will always bring a smile to my face. I'll miss you, Jon!
Holly & Family sending our love and thoughts in this time.
Gone from our sight but never our hearts. Will miss fun conversation, silly jokes and fried cheese!
Jon was such an outstanding man and person to work with. His dedication and leadership helped to shape the wonderful employees who make Kenworth the World's Best. As a Plant Manager you learn to rely on a group to be your "Go To People" Jon was at the top of the list. Thank You Jon.
Jon, in the early 1970's when you ran the Frame Floor you scared the hell out of me. Later on I came to really like you, iI even enjoyed playing Golf with you. You will be missed my friend...
Jon we will miss you.You and Carol were always great neighbors and made us feel so welcome to the comunity of Lake Saywer.And I had many a great beer talk with you over the fence in the yard.I know your body was tired and weak of trying to survive this life, but we are truly happy you could spend the rest of your days here on the lake where you loved it so much.And to be able to spend it with Holly who was at your side till the end.I know you are up above us now with God and Carol looking down on all of your loved ones in a place of bliss and never ending happiness were there is no pain or strugle. Just love and peace for you now. Its always harder on the ones left behind but comforting to know that some day you will all be togeather again as a family as one with our Lord God, Jesus Christ and the Holly Spirit.We will miss you Jon ,your face your smile and great kindness as a neighbor and a friend.It was a pleasure and honor to know you. Always David and Diane Kaszycki
When I started my career at Kenworth in the early 60's the first job I had was working with Jon. He was a very strong influence on me. We were both young and eager to learn. I was impressed with his ability and extremely strong work ethic. There was no doubt the Jon would exceed in anything he undertook and his advancement at Kenworth is evident of that. He was a good friend and I share your loss.
Holly, Caitlin, Cameron & Robin, We are so sorry, please remember the good times.
Earl & Bev