John E. “Jack” Heaton, 77, of Iowa City, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
A memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 14th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City where a time of visitation will be held one hour prior, at 10:30 a.m. Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably in casual attire, as Jack would have wanted. Memorials in Jack’s memory may be made to the John Heaton Memorial Fund. Condolences may be shared with his family at www.gayandciha.com.
John Edward Heaton was born September 17, 1940, in Central City, Iowa; son of Leo and Esther (Shimerda) Heaton. After high school, Jack attended the University of Northern Iowa where he received a baseball scholarship and later earned his Masters from the University of Iowa. Jack spent several years in private practice as a counselor before taking counselor position with the Cedar Rapids Community School District, a career from which he retired after many years. Jack married Sandra Lovell on October 3, 1992.
He enjoyed his time outdoors, hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting and spending time with family. His family includes his wife, Sandra Heaton; his children, Felicia Corley (fiancé, Curtis Till) of Texas and Scott Heaton (Kris) of Mechanicsville, Iowa; Sandy’s children, Andy Lovell (Naomi) of Minnesota and Christa Avise (Brian) of Washington and sister, Arlene Holub of Prairieburg, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sandy’s son, Kevin Lovell and brother-in-law, Bob Holub.