John J. Van Heest, 88, of Hickory Hills, died March 10 at Saratoga Grove in Downers Grove. Visitation was held March 13 at Colonial Chapel in Orland Park. A memorial service was held March 14 at First United Reformed Church in Oak Lawn.
Mr. Van Heest is survived by his sons, James and Thomas; his daughters, Jayne Bole and Lois James; his brother, Philip; his sister, Margaret; and 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Van Heest was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was retired from working as a claims supervisor for an insurance company.