Jon Christian Emigholz
Jon Christian Emigholz
  • August 20, 1932 - April 1, 2017
  • Manteno, Illinois

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Jon Christian Emigholz, 84, of Crystal Lake, Illinois died April 1, 2017 at the Illinois Veteran's Home in Manteno, IL.

Born August 20, 1932 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Rev. Ludwig Christian and Eva (St ess) Emigholz. He graduated from Kewanee High School, attended Oberlin College, and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Ohio State University. His intentions were to enter the Air Force after school which he did in 1956, achieving the rank of Captain. After leaving the Air Force he started working for United Airlines where he flew for 17 years. Jon loved his job and took great pride as a pilot. He spent much of his life traveling the world. He had a passion for car trivia, enjoyed showers, and liked dark chocolate. He took great pride in remembering people's names. After retirement, Jon volunteered his time at NIMC Hospital and at the First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake.

Surviving are his two sons, Chad Christian (Stacey) Emigholz, Geoffrey "Duffy" William Godshall; brothers, Don Richard (Dorothy) Emigholz and Nicholas Wilson (Pat) Emigholz; his two grandchildren, Emmitt Christian and Grayson Neal Emigholz; his nieces and nephews, Don, Dana, Richard, Paul and Nikki.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 6th in the main Chapel of the First Congregational Church in Crystal Lake. Rev. Arn Schaper will officiate. Memorials may be directed to the First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake, Illinois.