John Henry Genenbacher Jr. born March 5th, 1950, in Quincy, Illinois, passed away after 73 years of leading, inspiring, and touching the lives of his family. John was described as a kind and caring man with a quiet sense of humor. He was the dear son of the late John “Jim” and Dolores (Schreacke) Genenbacher. John is survived by his loving wife Cindy (Dingledine) Genenbacher. They were married June 5, 1981 at St. Joseph Church in Cottleville, Missouri. They raised five sons, John (Brandi) Genenbacher III and their children Jack and Brynn, Jared (Sarah) Genenbacher and their children Millie and Hank, Joey (Stephanie) and their children Dominic, Emmett, and Graham, Jordan (Sarah) Genenbacher and Jace Genenbacher (Kelley Ludbrook). John is also survived by his sister Donna (Dick) Hurley and his sister-in-law Sue (the late Dale) Genenbacher and many nieces and nephews.
John went to St. Francis Solanus Grade School and Christian Brothers High School in Quincy, Il, before graduating from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in 1972. He met his lifetime friends Parker and Sally Acton at the university and started attending the Indianapolis 500 with them in the 70’s, a tradition that both families continue today.
John started his career teaching high school accounting in Waterloo, Il. He continued his career in accounting, working for both Century 21 and retiring from Boeing in 2017. He spent his retirement helping his boys with home improvement projects, attending his grandkids numerous events, and making his adored rocking horses, toddler benches, and Christmas presents for friends and family.
John is a former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #823, and enjoyed gathering there with friends after watching his boys compete for Duchesne High School. John loved sports and shared that love with his five boys early on. Coaching their youth sports teams and attending every baseball, basketball, football, soccer and golf match they competed in. This love continued with his grandkids sporting events and he will always be their biggest fan.
John was the most loving husband, the best dad to his boys who he was so proud of. He was an amazing PawPaw to his grandchildren. We will miss him terribly.
The family would like to thank St. Joseph Health Center ICU Department for their compassionate care of John.
Memorials may be made in John's name to Duchesne Athletic Department.