John Franklin Kading, 70 of Van Horne, passed away on October 1, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital following a short illness. Visitation will be held on October 4, 2019 from 4-7 PM at the St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Van Horne. The funeral will be held on October 5 at 10:30 AM at the St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Van Horne with a luncheon to follow.
John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda; his children Bob (Ann) Heubner of Robins, Kim (Tim) Grimm of Deep River, Dee (Keith) Zahrt of Amana, Donny Kading of Van Horne; six grandchildren, Ashlee (Weston) Widmer, Jon Heubner, Alexa Grimm, Elyssa Kading, Allison Kading, and Gracie Zahrt; his sister Carole Miller of Shellsburg; brother in-laws Gary (Judy) Heubner of Jacksonville, FL, Duane Heubner of Vinton, and Randy Heubner of Vinton; and many nieces and nephews.
John was born March 21, 1949 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Donald and Virginia (Stevenson) Kading. He was baptized on May 1, 1949 and confirmed on April 7, 1963 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Van Horne. He attended Benton Community High School and graduated in 1968. He married Linda Heubner on August 15, 1973. He worked at and retired from Amana Refrigeration.
John loved spending time with his family and they were his pride and joy in life. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Atlanta Braves fan.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be sent to St Luke’s Hospital Foundation Guardian Angel Program and/or Hospice Inpatient Unit at St. Luke’s Hospital.