John D. Heese

John D. Heese, 88, formerly of Philadelphia and New Holland, Pa., died Feb. 16, 2023, at Landis Homes, Lititz.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara D. (Harder) Heese in 2016.

Born in Rosthern, Sask., he was the son of John and Lena (Pauls) Heese.

He was a printer who enjoyed photography and woodworking and served on the board of Historic Rittenhouse Town for many years. He had attended New Holland Mennonite Church.

Surviving are three children, Garrett (Yvonne) Heese of Kitchener, Ont., Jeffrey Heese of Philadelphia and Joylynn (David) Keener of East Petersburg; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and four brothers, Heinz, Paul, Bill and Edward.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes; and a brother, Victor.

A memorial service was held March 18 at James Street Mennonite Church in Lancaster.

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