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John Henshaw Jr, 70, of Cedar Rapids, passed away September 24, 2011 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf hospice house in Hiawatha. Memorial Services will be held Sunday October 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm at River of Life Church 3801 Blair's Ferry Road NE Cedar Rapids, with Reverend Dick Speight officiating.

John was born on January 12, 1941 in Beans Creek, Tennessee to John and Lucille (Gamble) Henshaw. John married Dixie Hawk on September 10, 1960 in Harvey, Illinois at the Missionary Baptist Church. John worked as a supervisor at MGD Graphics (Goss) as well as Cedarapids Inc. (Terex) in Cedar Rapids and he really enjoyed going fishing.

John is preceded in death by his parents John Sr. and Lucille (Gamble) Williams. John is survived by his wife of 51 years Dixie of Cedar Rapids, children; daughters; Laurel Henshaw of Cedar Rapids, Holly (Walter) Deeds of Atkins, Iowa; son; Zak Henshaw of Lutz , Florida; Grandchildren; Alex and Jake Deeds; sister; Marie (Don) Pedigo of Benton, Il, sister-in-law; Cheryl Hawk of Kansas and 3 nieces Miranda Hawk, Donna Cheek and Sharon Bautall.