JOHN THOMAS HEBAN
Janko Heban unexpectedly left his earthly home on Sunday, September 6, at the age of 71. He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. Heban and Ludmila (Polakovik) Heban.
Born December 15, 1948, Janko was a Cardinal Stritch High School graduate and Ohio State attendee. Janko’s genuine and loving personality drew in anyone he encountered with an energy that was positive and pure. His passion for cooking, photography, art, music and gardening made every conversation interesting and always full of joy.
Janko was an expert at picking out gifts and the thought he put into each gesture would make you feel like the most important person on earth. That connection and kindness was just a part of the light that was Janko. To know Janko was to know one of the most loving, hilarious and authentic people that you would ever have the privilege to know.
Janko adored his tribe and had no boundaries to who he called family. To say he will be missed is an understatement and his passing will be mourned deeply throughout many generations. Janko leaves behind his children, CarrieAnna (Heban) Goss; Abigail (Brian) Horner and Leon (Brandy) Jacks; grandchildren, Hunter Heban, Aspen Goss, Owen Jacks and Everly Jacks, and brother, Gregory “Moose” Heban. Janko and Moose were always two wild and crazy Slovak brothers. Janko also will be remembered by his sisterin-law, Deb Heban; nieces and nephew, and his dearest friends, Chris, Karen and Jessica Rynn, the Heath family and the Castro family. Pipsqueak the cat will never smile the same way either.
We will continue to love
We will continue to love him and miss him with all of our hearts. There is great solace knowing Janko will carry on in heaven wearing a Hawaiian shirt, Canon around his neck and sitting down with Millie and Johnnie for a long awaited chat.
A small family-only service is being held Saturday, September 19. A public Celebration of Life event will be held on Sunday, September 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. EST at the Toledo Yacht Club, 3900 North Summit Street, Toledo.
Arrangements were entrusted to Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, Rossford, 419-666-1566. Condolences may be made to the family online at walkerfuneralhomes.com.