On Monday, March 2, 2020, Jon R. Watson, loving father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 76 at Heartland Health Care Center in Moline, Illinois.
In following his wishes, Jons celebration of life was held on his 76th birthday where he was surrounded by friends and family.
Jon was born on September 28, 1943 in Fenton, IA to Elizabeth (Gramenz) and Rolland Watson. He had two daughters, DeAnna Johnson and Tina Watson, and a son, Josh Watson. He was married to Cindi (Carlson) for 24 years and she remains a treasured member of the family.
Jon worked for Ozark Air Lines (which became TWA) for over 25 years as a Customer Service Agent. After his retirement he started his own business, Fit to a Tee, where he was a Golfsmith Master Club Builder. He went on to work for Professional Golf in Rock Island where he was an award-winning club builder. Jon was an avid sports lover, especially golf and all things Iowa Hawkeyes. He also loved playing Scrabble with his children and grandchildren.
Jon will be remembered for his quick wit and humor, and as a kind, patient, and loving person.
Jon was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sandra Bruns. He is survived by his brother, Steve (Ann) Watson of Urbandale, IA, sister, Elizabeth Hasty of Mason City, IA, brother-in-law, LeRoy Bruns of Titonka, IA, children, DeAnna, Tina, and Josh (Nicole Leyendecker); five grandchildren, Andrew Johnson, Eric Johnson, Elizabeth LaBotte, Carolynn LaBotte, and Elijah Jordan; and two great-grandchildren, Akeira and Braylen Johnson; along with many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Jons family wishes to thank Heartland Health Care Center for their loving care and support over the last several months.