Heino Puidak Sr., age 91, of Hoffman Estates, passed away, Thursday, July 26, 2017 at Fox Point Manor in McHenry, IL.
He was born January 26, 1926 in Tartu, Estonia to Mr. & Mrs. Eduard Puidak. On July 11, 1953, he married Hilda Mesikapp in Chicago.
They immigrated to America in 1950 through The Port of New York where they had a sponsor. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953.
He worked for Magnaflux Corp. in Chicago for 25 years as a research engineer. After retirement, Heino worked as an independent testing consultant.
His favorite hobby was fishing with his family and friends in Hayward and Minocqua, WI.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Hilda, three sons, Kalju (Karen) Mesikapp, Heino Jr. (Joan) Puidak and Ivo (Shelly) Puidak; seven grandchildren, Ken (Mary) Mesikapp, Karin (Thad) Jurczak, Philip (Monica) Mesikapp, Kristin Mesikapp, Marija Puidak, Mikki (Marie) Puidak, Max Puidak; ten great-grand-children; one great-great-grandchild; daughter-in-law Lauretta Sage, and numerous nephews and nieces in Estonia.
In addition to his parents, Heino was preceded in death by his brother, Vello and grandson Rolli.
Friends and neighbors may gather for a memorial visitation on Saturday, August 5, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for Heino’s family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050