John E. Huenefeld, Jr., 72, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the V.A. Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Jack was born September 26, 1948 to John E. and Virginia “Jenny” Rose (Wilson) Huenefeld, Sr. in Covington, KY. Jack graduated from Ft. Thomas Highland High School in KY; while attending high school he enjoyed playing sports especially football and baseball.
Jack was a veteran in the United States Air Force from 1967 – 1971 and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict. On August 29, 1968 Jack was united in marriage with Cynthia Ann Willis at Whiteman Air Force Base near Knob Noster, MO. Shortly after their wedding, Jack was deployed to Vietnam for one year November ’68 – November ’69. Returning home to Kentucky, Jack worked as a Structural Firefighter and Paramedic.
Jack and Cindy later moved to Missouri where he worked as a Federal Firefighter at Richards-Gebaur Air Reserve Station in Grandview, MO.
Jack will forever be remembered as a loving husband, Dad, brother and Papa Jack.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Huenefeld, and both parents. He is survived by his three sons: John Huenefeld; Justin Huenefeld and wife Heather; Jeff Huenefeld and wife Andrea Rose; eight wonderful grandchildren and one great grandchild; three brothers: Jim Huenefeld and wife Patty; Joe Huenefeld; and Jeff Huenefeld and wife, Pam.
A Committal Service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Monday, September 20, 2021 at Leavenworth National Cemetery 150 Muncie Rd. Leavenworth, KS. Those attending the Committal Service will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, September 20, 2021 at Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, MO where the Patriot Guard will be in attendance. Memories of Jack and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com