Jon was honorably discharged from the Army in March of 1964 and then moved to Iowa in April of that year joining the new Ballards Ford Center where he worked as a parts man, service man, and salesman. In 1974, he moved to Nebraska and worked as a welder for Champion Home Builders, then in April of 1977 joining Kroy Manufacturing.
On December 26, 1981, Jon married Genon Klingsporn of Stromsburg at Seward. He retired from Kroy after 20 years. Then he had a machine shop at home and built miniature gas engines, antique model engines, collected and restored toy tractors.
He is survived by his wife Genon of Waco, daughter Sue Keenan of Grafton, NE, son Stephen Hedrick of Lincoln, NE, daughter Shelley Hedrick, son Stuart (Laura) Hedrick of Stromsburg, stepchildren Greg (Kathy) Klingsporn of Polk, NE, Troy Klingsporn of Polk, NE, and Gail Klingsporn of Wood River, NE, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, sister Sharon (Allen) Brackhan of York.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Joe Hedrick.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Peace Lutheran Church, Waco. Burial with military honors will follow at Waco Cemetery, Waco. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. Visitation will be held from 1-8pm on Wednesday at the mortuary.