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Jon Florian Stiehr
May 4, 1947 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Mr Jon Florian Stiehr, age 76, of Hoschton, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024.
The memorial service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church. Pastor John Batusic will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 A.M until the memorial service begins at 11 A.M.
Jon was born May 4, 1947 to the late Florian Elmer Stiehr and Ruth Merrill Stiehr in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife, Linda Stiehr, stepdaughter and son-in-law Jeanette and Dan Meyers, granddaughters Maddie and Katelyn Meyers, daughter and son-in-law Erin Elizabeth Watson and husband Brant Watson, grandsons Cypres, Quincey, Liam and Ronan, daughter Ericka Jeanne Sanner, brother and sister-in-law Marc and Bari Stiehr, nephew Matthew and his wife Kate Stiehr, niece Kristen and her husband Ryan Lindvall and great nephews Carter and Jackson.
Jon pursued BS degrees in math and science. His first job was as a high school math and science teacher and coach of golf, tennis and junior varsity football. He enlisted in the United States army where he served for two years as a combat engineer. He went on to earn a master’s degree in mining engineering and then devoted 30+ years to the commercial explosives industry. His roles included technical sales representative, plant manager, field trainer, safety and compliance manager, technical writer, editor and trainer. He was member of professional organizations Institute of Manufacturers of Explosives (IME) and International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE). After retiring from field work due to his visual impairment, Jon went on to become editor of the 18th edition of the ISEE handbook, authoring several chapters and managing 25 contributing authors over a five year period. This publication, widely recognized as an industry standard, is available in print and digital versions and is available in both English and Spanish.
Jon was very passionate about classical music, opera, southern gospel and sacred music. He and Linda attended countless concerts during their 25 year marriage. He was member of church choirs until his visual impairment prevented him from being able to see the sheet music or the conductor. He loved baseball memorabilia, the Atlanta Braves, cowboy westerns, television shows from the 1960s, Alfred Hitchcock mysteries and classic movies from the 1940s and 1950s. He loved to travel and collected maps, flags, stamps and coins from foreign countries. He was an avid reader who had collections of books including history, geography, biography and reference books.
The family would like to thank everyone for their love, prayers, visits, and phone calls. A heartfelt thanks to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Pruitt Home Health along with those caregivers and personal sitters who provided compassionate daily care.
He was a believer and a longtime member of Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church, 4675 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the church general fund.
Jon had a keen sense of humor and brought a smile to friends and strangers alike. Jon always had a special place in his heart for the elderly and for people with disabilities. He was a kind and patient man who was generous with his time and his resources. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is in charge of arrangements. Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.