Jack Hon Obituary

Jack Neal Hon
Jack Neal Hon

September 5, 1952 - April 27, 2023
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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Jackie (Jack) Neal Hon, 70, passed away on Thursday April 27, 2023 at home.

Jack was born on September 5, 1952 to Ernest and Zela (Carnagey) Hon. He was a lifelong resident of the Valley Junction neighborhood in West Des Moines. Following graduation from Valley High School in 1971, Jack joined the United States Navy. He served during the Vietnam War aboard the USS PYRO AE 24. He was married to Patricia Hendrickson in April 1981 and together they raised five wonderful children. After returning home from the war, he began work at Firestone and retired as a maintenance manager after 30 years. Jack was a devoted Boy Scout, earning his Eagle Scout badge at a young age. He enjoyed spending time at Camp Mitigwa and became the Assistant Camp Ranger - a role he was proud to serve in for many years. Jack was an involved grandfather and loved spending time with his six grandchildren attending car shows, taking them out to lunch, and driving around town in his Fairlane.

Jack is survived by his wife Patricia, sister Phyllis Butters, children Sara, Patrick, Rachel (Eric), Nathan (Jessica), and Katie (Jeshua), and grandchildren Levi, Addison, Emma, Maverick, Coleen, and Kezia. Jack was preceded in death by his father Ernest Hon, mother Zela Hon, sister Edith Sweeney, sister Nancy Arthur, and niece Jackie Burr.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 8th from 6 - 8 p.m. at Iles - Westover Chapel.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 9th at Walnut Creek Church in Windsor Heights at 9:30 a.m. with a luncheon following the service. Burial will take place at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter at 12:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be given to Jack's family for a bench at Camp Mitigwa or to Serve Africa to help orphans in Liberia.





Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, May 8, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Walnut Creek Church
900-64th Street
Windsor Heights, IA US 50324
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
9:30 AM
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
12:30 PM


Serve Africa
2727 Douglas Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa United States 50310
Serve Africa is a faith-based nonprofit that provides empowerment services, aimed at improving the quality of life for orphans, underprivileged children, village pastors, and widows who have been affected by years of extreme poverty in Liberia, West Africa.