March 21, 1941 - October 8, 2014
Jon Owen Neunsinger, age 73 of McKinney, Texas passed away on October 8, 2014. Jon was born March 21st 1941 at 2:00 AM to Frank and Verna (Johnson) Neunsinger. His mother Verna died during child birth. His mother’s sister Bea and her husband Phil Erickson moved in with Frank to help care for baby Jon. On June 27th 1942, Jon’s father Frank married Isabelle Millward. On January 15th 1944 Jon’s half brother Bruce was born.
Jon spent his whole childhood at 4833 Zenith Ave So, Minneapolis MN. Jon was in Boy Scouts and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Jon attended grade school at Fulton Elementary and then graduated from Southwest High School in Minneapolis on 6/12/1959.
Jon attended college at the U of M, transferred to Gustavus Adolphus and then to the University of Denver, Colorado, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration on 8/14/1964.
Jon then attained his MBA – Master’s Degree in Business – from the University of Denver on 6/12/1965.
Jon married his wife Carol in Denver and they were later divorced. Jon had two children, Amy and Anne Neunsinger.
Jon worked at the State of Colorado as an efficiency expert for a few years before he and his wife decided to try some independent ventures. After the divorce Jon started a business called Interiors Unlimited, selling window treatments, furniture and carpeting in Denver, Co.
Jon relocated to Texas around 1992 or 1993 and resided in Plano, TX. Jon reopened his business, Interiors Unlimited, in Texas. Jon decided to specialize in just window treatments at that time.
Jon belonged to numerous bridge clubs in Dallas and attended King of Kings Lutheran Church in Dallas where he was in the choir.
Jon’s dearest and closest friend both in Colorado and Texas since 1977, Betti C, shared these memories of Jon.
“In business Jon was very inventive and creative. His hobbies were skiing, golf and fishing. He was also an avid reader and photographer. He loved movies and built an exact replica model of the Titanic.
Jon loved to be around people and had excellent communication skills. He was always open to new adventures, had a great sense of humor and always had a positive, contagious attitude.
He loved his family and was proud of his Minnesota roots. He developed numerous friends in Texas. Some of his favorite times were traveling to Ft Worth, San Antonio, the Hill Country, being with animals (especially horses and dogs) and being involved in Texas history and politics.
Jon was a very loyal, thoughtful friend. He truly cared about people, was never judgmental and was very accepting and understanding of other’s situations – especially the elderly.
He made a positive impact on many that he met and will be missed. He left this world with a legacy of kindness and gentleness.”
Jon enjoyed coming home to Minneapolis for Christmas to be with family. Summer’s highlights were his trips to Minnesota to go fishing in Northern Minnesota with his brother Bruce and family. Jon loved to fish.
When Jon retired, in McKinney, TX, he spent time at his church and at the Senior Center playing bridge. Jon had recently started teaching bridge to seniors. On 9/12/2014 he received a Certificate of Recognition from the McKinney Senior Center.
Jon was found dead in his apartment on October 8th 2014. Jon will be missed by his family, good friend Betti C, his many friends at the Senior Center and his friends at the apartment complex.
Jon was cremated and his remains sent home to Minneapolis for a private service.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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