John "Jack" McKinster(1957 - 2012)

McKinster, John "Jack"

John "Jack" McKinster, age 54, of Plymouth, WI passed away peacefully surrounded by his family late Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 27) at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.

He was born on December 10, 1957 in Grafton, WI a son of the late Richard and Lila Olson McKinster. He attended Adam Friendship High School.

Jack was a man who enjoyed the great outdoors and all it had to offer especially hunting and fishing. He truly loved the simple things in life, country, family, and good friends. Children brought out the kindness in his heart and he always had a pocketful of quarters in his vest to drop on the floor so they could find them. He would tell them to put the money in their piggy bank. He relished a good pool game and was on top of his game most of the time. He became known as Razorback Jack. He had a great sense of humor and made people laugh.

In 2001 he met the love of his life, Mary, and they have been together ever since. He recently became reunited with his son, Ely, and that made his life complete. He will be truly missed by everyone whose life he touched.

Survivors include: His Fiancée, Mary Hilmes of Plymouth, Mary's Daughter; Jessica Hilmes of Plymouth, Jack's Son: Ely McKinster of Naperville, IL, Five Brothers; Joe McKinster of Florida, Mike McKinster of Eau Claire, Pat McKinster of Nekoosa, Rev. Chris (Wife: Sue) McKinster of Oostburg, Dale McKinster of Nekoosa, Three Sisters; Susan (Tom) Zimmermann of Plymouth, Cheri (Pat) Hupf of Sheboygan, Sandy (Bob) O'Neil of Plymouth, His constant canine companions; Blackjack and Kaiya. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Relatives and Friends can share memories and stories with the family on Sunday evening (Dec. 2) from 5-8 P.M. at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Jack's name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Plymouth is serving the family. For Online condolences, please visit

We would like to thank Dr. Schroeder, Dr. Kumar and everyone at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice for all their care and compassion in Jack's final days.

Funeral Home

Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services - Plymouth
1317 State Road 67 P O Box 535  Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 893-9797

Published in Sheboygan Press from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2012