A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
John is survived by his blessedly large and loving family. His wife of 47 years, Marty Gietzen; children, Johnny (Olga) Gietzen, Debbie Gietzen, Cindy (Richard) Wolf, Susan (Kenny) Noll, Ginger (Bill) Follansbee, Carol (Mike) Olejnik, and Nicole Pappazi; grandchildren, Kendra, Meagan, and Lluvia (Jonathan) Gietzen, Rick Wolf, Jr., Melissa (Alan) Perse, Rachael Hogan and Joey Hogan, Jessica (Tom) Gregg, Renee (Tony) Conforti, Stephanie Armstead, and Rebecca (Andrew) Kelly, Taylor (Jacob Cunningham) and Courtney Gietzen, Crystal (Van Sutton) Bradfield, and Jennifer Mignon, Heather (Michael) Gingrich, and Shannon Sheridan, and Mike Gietzen; great-grandchildren, Carter Gietzen, Xander and Winston Perse, Aeris Hogan, Hannah Alexander, Aliyah and Gabrielle Lepine, and Aedrian Hogan, Tommy Gregg, Mac Meier, and Andrew Armstead, Jr., Ivy Gingrich, and Landen Cunningham, sons-in-law, Brian Gallinger, Pat Sheridan; brother, Charles Gietzen.
He is preceeded in death by his wife, Berdean Gietzen; daughters, Sharon Gietzen, Shelley Gallinger, and Sandy Sheridan; son, Mike Gietzen; granddaughter, Alexis Gietzen; siblings, Marion Rinke, Vincent Gietzen, and William Gietzen.
Published by Hauss-Modetz Funeral Home on Nov. 29, 2021.