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John Leo Cheek

November 11, 1949 — December 17, 2023


John Leo cheek 74  fought a long battle with cancer and finally God called the fight, reclaiming his child and giving him peace Sunday December 17th  

 John was Born 1949. in Michigan. He is the son of John and Francis Cheek. John was a veteran of the US Army Airborne Rangers, having served as a private first class soldier. He proudly served two tours in Vietnam

He also survived being a P.O.W.  He received many medals, including a purple heart. John loved our country and loved our military servants even more... he happily dedicated all the time he could to give back to our  veterans, even donating his Home to a veterans program.. if there ever was a calling in life, John's was definitely to serve having been awarded the citizen of the year in 2012

 Donor of the year in 2015 For his kindness, thoughtfulness, constant caring and unselfish generosity 

2016 He received a Certificate of appreciation from the Lakota children at Saint Joseph Indian school. 

2017 he  was awarded a certificate of acknowledgment by the Father Flanagan  boy's home 

John would give everything he could and often more than he had.  John loved his Harley and loved being on it.  He loved that Harley so much that in 1978 he brought his son home from the hospital on the gas tank.. John was also a member of the combat Vietnam motorcycle Association chapter 18 - 1 in Tennessee.

John's life was not an easy one and he endured more than he deserved, but he gave his life purpose and after years of looking for each other, John and his son found each other picking up right where it had been paused all those year before.  John left this world complete and knowing he was loved knowing the legacy would live on 

John is preceded in death by both his parents, and best friend  little sister Kathy 

John is survived by his Son John (Kelly) Cheek of Goshen, UT,  his brothers Larry "Brick" (Carey) Krause of Grand Junction, Colorado Jimmy Bauare Of Pin conning Michigan,  5 Granddaughters 2 Grandson  1 great Grandson, 2 Nieces, 2 nephews and many Little greats...


We will be saying goodbye to John January 19th at 10:00 am at the Veterans Cemetery in Grand Junction, CO. 


John will be missed greatly by those that loved him... 


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Honors Ceremony for John Leo Cheek

Friday, January 19, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado

2830 Riverside Parkway, Grand Junction, CO 81501

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