October 25, 1960 - April 29, 2022
Jon Joseph Dillin, age 61, of Cheyenne, Wyoming died peacefully in his home on 04/29/22 of natural causes. Jon was born in Des Moines, IA and raised in Council Bluffs, IA. He spent 35 years in a combination of U.S. Army Reserve (6 years), Active-Duty U.S. Army, Master Sergeant (29 years), and Department of the Army Civilian, GS-12 (5 years). During Jon’s active duty, he served in seven different duty stations including Council Bluffs, IA, Olathe, KS, Gadsden, AL, Fort Chaffee, AR, West Memphis, AR, Fort Missoula, MT and retiring out of Fort Dix, NJ. Jon’s highest military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, 2nd award, the Army Commendation Medal, 5th award, the Army Achievement Medal, 4th award, the Army Civilian Commendation Medal, 2nd award and the Army Civilian Achievement Medal. Jon was decorated additionally throughout his career 33 more times with other various Ribbons, Badges and Medals. Jon spent 365 days in the Kuwait, Iraq and Qatar combat zone during the 2003 - 2004 timeframe where he worked with the Iraqi Survey Group searching for weapons of mass destruction. Jon graduated with Honors from American Military University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fire Science Management, in September 2006. He then graduated from Columbia Southern University with a Master of Science degree major in Safety and Occupational Health and a minor in Environmental Management, in October 2009. Jon volunteered in Cheyenne for a few years, at Thanksgiving time, gathering non-perishable food items for and distributing to, the Cheyenne food bank for the poor and needy. Hobbies that Jon immensely enjoyed included tent and cabin camping in the forests while savoring the nightly campfire and gazing up at the stars. Jon also spent a lot of time with his various rifles, shotguns, and pistols at the local firing range. Jon enjoyed time spent nearly every day, in his retirement, reading American history and biographies of famous and adventurous people who helped build America. Jon contributed whenever he could to the Wounded Warrior Project and the National Rifle Association. Surviving are his three children. Patricia Clayton and her husband Anthony of Webster City, IA, Tara Norris and her husband Mike of Altoona, IA, and April Howerton and her husband Chuck of Colorado Springs, CO. Also surviving are Jon’s six grandchildren, Melissa, Christopher, Anthony, Dillin, Hunter and William, as well as his sister, Sonya Barton, and her husband Raymond of Corning, IA. Also, Janet DeFlores in Cheyenne, WY, his loving partner of 16 years.
Jon Joseph Dillin, age 61, of Cheyenne, Wyoming died peacefully in his home on 04/29/22 of natural causes. Jon was born in Des Moines, IA and raised in Council Bluffs, IA. He spent 35 years in a combination of U.S. Army Reserve (6 years),... View Obituary & Service Information
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