John "Jack" DEINEMA

Age 78 ~ Passed away peacefully on November 15, 2012 Jack was born on March 2, 1934 to Garrett and Winifred Deinema. He grew up in Saint Paul and attended Cretin High School. After high school graduation, Jack joined the Christian Brothers and became a teacher. Jack had other vocations in his life, but the vocation he loved the most was teaching. He taught us all to have compassion, love and understanding for all people. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Phyllis; his four children, Colleen (Bob) Gustafson, Marty (Jane Schroer), Kevin (Carla), and Maureen Merritt; and his ten grandchildren, Jack, Daniel, and William Gustafson, Tone, Elsa, Henry and Hugh Deinema, and Ashley and Mary Merritt and Nickolas McGovern; sister Mary Ann Lynch (Thomas), and extended loving family. Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 4-8PM with 7PM Prayer Service at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home, Edina. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John's the Evangelist Wednesday, November 21 at 11AM with visitation one hour before Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Catholic Charities. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Funeral Home

Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels
 Minneapolis, MN
(612) 377-2203

Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 18, 2012