John "Jay" Amptmeyer

John "Jay" Amptmeyer, age 83, of South Holland, IL passed away Sunday, January 17, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Lois Amptmeyer (nee Dykstra); one daughter, Bonnie (Timothy Sr.) Poortenga; three grandchildren: Timothy Jr., Kristy and Kelly; and one brother, Kenneth (Carol) Amptmeyer. Jay was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Visitation Wednesday, January 20, 2010 from 2:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at the Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd St. (Rt.6/159th St.), South Holland, IL with Rev. Paul Eldridge officiating. Interment Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL. Jay was retired from Interlake/Acme Steel Corp. and was a World War II Army veteran. He was a P.O.W. in Germany and received many military decorations including the Purple Heart Medal. For further Information, call 708-333-7000 or:



Funeral Home

Smits DeYoung-Vroegh Chapel - South Holland
649 E. 162nd St. South Holland, IL 60473
708 333-7000

Published in The Times on Jan. 19, 2010