John Kienitz passed away on Feb. 17, 2015 in Rohnert Park, Calif. He was born in June of 1929 to John and Theressa Kienitz. John was a career Army officer. After retirement he lived in Rohnert Park, Calif., serving as part-time pastor helping to start the St. John’s United Methodist Church. He was an active member of the Islam Shrine Temple, member of Bethany Lodge, Disabled American Veterans, MOAA Redwood Empire Chapter, Special Forces Association and the Asiya Shriners.
John is survived by his wife, Beverly, three daughters, three sons, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren, one brother, Harry of Columbus, a sister-in-law, Bethel of Billings, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Henry and Richard, sister Margaret and son Jim. John was so proud to be a Columbus, Mont. native.