T. "Honker" Mestinsek
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[November 12, 2016]
- John T. "Honker" Mestinsek, 83, of Lincoln, passed away
peacefully October 20, 2016 at home with his loving son by his side.
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Holland Barry
& Bennett Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7
Celebration of Life:
October 29, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Knights of
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
John T. "Honker" Mestinsek, 83, of Lincoln,
passed away peacefully October 20, 2016 at home with
his loving son by his side.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, October
25, 2016 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home
with a prayer service at 7 p.m.. A celebration of
life will be held October 29, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the
Knights of Columbus. Cremation rites will then be
accorded and burial will be at a later date.
John was born January 13, 1933 in Lincoln, IL., the
son of John Mestinsek and Marie C. (Moran) Mestinsek.
He proudly served his country in the United States
Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Holy
Family Catholic Church.
John attended the University of Illinois and
Lincoln College. He was also a life time member of
the Knights of Columbus Council 1250, Lifetime
member of the Elks Lodge 914, a member of the
American Legion post 263 for 63 years, and a 40 and
8 member for 56 years.
He was a Senior claims Adjuster for Country
Companies for 35 years and was the former owner of
the Old Mikwaukee Tavern from 1967-1974.
John had a successful hobby of building hot rods
and racing boats. He was an avid sprint car fan and
traveled the Midwest with Dean Shirley enjoying
Surviving are his son Jonathan S. Mestinsek and his
wife Lisa of Lincoln; grandchildren Lillian Wilkin,
Burke Wilkin, and Reilly Marie Mestinsek all of
Lincoln; and his faithful canine companion AJ.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial donations may be made to Holy Family
Catholic Church or to the Knights of Columbus and
will be accepted at the funeral home.
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