John “Jack” Francis Just

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, September 10, 1931
Date of Death:
Friday, March 5, 2021
Age:
89 years old

Visitation

Date: Thursday April 08, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Friday April 09, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church [ view map ]

Memorial Mass

Date: Friday April 09, 2021
Time: 11:00 am

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, September 10, 1931
Date of Death:
Friday, March 5, 2021
Age:
89 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, September 10, 1931
Date of Death:
Friday, March 5, 2021
Age:
89 years old

John “Jack” Francis Just

John (Jack) Francis Just, 89, died peacefully Friday, March 5, 2021, at Madonna Towers in Rochester, MN. Jack was born September 10, 1931, in Morris, MN, to William and Genevieve (Mullins) Just.  After graduating from Lourdes High School, he served in the Air Force for two years. On August 18, 1952, he married Lois Bennyhoff, his high school sweetheart, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. They owned and operated Just Rite Foods until their retirement in 1993. Jack could be found behind the meat counter and Lois was the bookkeeper and worked at the checkout stand. Just Rite Foods was founded by his parents in 1949.

Jack was a stock car enthusiast and served as the pit crew chief for Mert Williams for many years. He loved going to the races. He was able to attend thousands of races in his lifetime. He will be looking down fondly on his racing friends.

Jack is survived by his children, son, Terry (Leah) Just of Maple Grove, MN, daughter, Deb (Jim) Bishop of Rochester, MN, son, Paul (Beth) Just of Golden Valley, MN; grandchildren, Matt (Allie) Just, Gina Just, Jessica (Josh) Golden, Adam (Jennifer) Bishop, Kristi (Zach) Mochinski, Andy (Nona) Just, Brad (Haley) Just; and one sister, Delores (Just) Hofschulte. Jack also has twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; his parents; one sister, Mary Lou (Just) Geopfert; and one brother, Jim Just.

The Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1114 3rd ST SE Rochester, MN 55904, with Fr. James Berning officiating, followed by an honor burial at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with a time of sharing starting at 6:15p.m. and one hour prior to the Mass on April 9, 2021 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Memorial donations may be made to Lourdes High school online at https://www.lourdesfoundation.org/make-a-gift/give-now or to the VFW Post 1215 Rochester, MN.

 

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The family of John “Jack” Francis Just has received the following condolences.

Terry and entire Just family:


Loved picking up hamburger and sirloin steak from Jack...always "Just Rite"


May he rest in peace,


John Whelan

To Jack's family


  What a spectacular guy.  Jack was my neighbor down the street for many years and would do anything for anybody.  He had great stories and loved cars (loved his T-Bird!).  He was always working on something in his garage then making a sale!  What a great sense of humor he had.  Rest in peace Jack.


Pam Benson

My deepest sympathies to all the family in these times.  
jim fisher 

Deb, Jim, Terry, Leah & family:


 


So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.  Please know you are in my prayers.  Wishing you God's warm embrace...Donna

Joe was a wonderful man and a good friend in our last years at Madonna.  May he Rest In Peace.

Dear Just Family,


Thank you for sharing Jack with us.  I thoroughly enjoyed Jack's humor, his life stories and his larger than life personality.  He will truly be missed by so many of us staff and resident friends at Madonna Towers/Benedictine Living-Rochester.

Rest In Peace Jack.  As my only Brother-in-law, Jack was one of the most capable,generous,hard working and devoted people I knew. You are in our prayers.    Nancy Bennyhoff Campion

Jack was a fine man with alot of patience. I grew up a block from Merts and was often underfoot at Mert's garage. Later in life enjoyed many fine steaks from Just Right. Thank you Jack