OBITUARY

Juan Francis Aguiniga

August 5, 1964January 11, 2021

Juan “John” Aguiniga, 56, of Kimball, died on Monday, January 11, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Steven Pettit officiating. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery. Following the burial a celebration of John’s life will be held for family and friends at the Sagebrush in Kimball. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Friends may also visit www.cantrellfh.com to view John’s Tribute Wall and leave condolences and stories for the family. Memorials may be given to the family. The services for John have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Juan Francisco Aguiniga was born in Sidney, Nebraska on August 5, 1964, the son of Dave and Rita (Coulter) Aguiniga. John lived and was raised in Kimball and graduated from the Kimball High School in 1982. During high school John worked as a cook at the Beef ‘N’ Brunch in Kimball. Following high school he went to work in the oil field and worked for various companies including Eatmon’s, Z and S, Kimzey Casing and others in Nebraska and Colorado. Later in his career he worked as a rig supervisor. Currently John was working for 3 Schoe's Custom Cutting, Inc. as a truck driver. He was married to Jennifer Roy on October 17, 2015 in Greeley, CO. John enjoyed many things in life including golf, motorcycles, and spending time with his family, especially his wife and grandchildren. He was also an avid pool player and was a member of the APA and had won three trips to Vegas where he competed in pool championships. John’s faith in God was very strong, he always worked to bring people to God and share the message of Christ. He served on the church council at New Hope Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife Jennifer Aguiniga of Kimball, NE; sons Steven Bailey of Florida., and John Aguiniga of Greeley, CO; daughters Victoria (Nick) Mayer of Greeley, CO., Desiree (Thomas) Mayes of Greeley, CO., ANASTAISA Lujan of Kersey, CO., Angel Keller of Greeley, CO., and Alexis Mendez of Kimball, NE; brother David (Cindy) Aguiniga of Kimball, NE; sisters Maria Aguiniga of Cheyenne, WY., Vonnie (James) Saukerson of Kimball, NE., Regina (Mark) Weber of Kimball, NE., and Christina Culek and friend Terry Taylor of Kimball, NE; 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

  • FAMILY

  • His wife Jennifer Aguiniga of Kimball, NE; sons Steven Bailey of Florida., and John Aguiniga of Greeley, CO; daughters Victoria (Nick) Mayer of Greeley, CO., Desiree (Thomas) Mayes of Greeley, CO., ANASTAISA Lujan of Kersey, CO., Angel Keller of Greeley, CO., and Alexis Mendez of Kimball, NE; brother David (Cindy) Aguiniga of Kimball, NE; sisters Maria Aguiniga of Cheyenne, WY., Vonnie (James) Saukerson of Kimball, NE., Regina (Mark) Weber of Kimball, NE., and Christina Culek and friend Terry Taylor of Kimball, NE; 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Johnny Aguiniga, Bearer
  • Steven Aguiniga, Bearer
  • David Aguiniga, Bearer
  • Shawn Aguiniga, Bearer
  • Ricky Kizzair, Bearer
  • Zach Murnahan, Bearer
  • Josh Murnahan, Bearer
  • Timmy Culek, Bearer
  • Tyson Culek, Bearer
  • Ryan Hinton, Bearer
  • Roger SMith, Bearer

Services

22 January

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Cantrell Funeral Home

609 S. Walnut
Kimball, Nebraska 69145

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Victoria Meyer

January 18, 2021

You were nothing short of the perfect dad. You were my hero, my mentor, the person that brought many spirits and mine out of the depths of dispair. I'm so proud to be your daughter. You never made me feel like I was anything less than the blessing you prayed for since you were a child. I'm jelous of heaven and the angels and will be for a long time. How I wish I could just drop my life and be in my daddy's arms again. How I wish I could just stay in your presence and talk about God like always. This world is going to be pure hell without you, it already is. When you wanted to see someone smile, you did the sillyest things and always accomplished that smile. Thank you for being such a great Papa, you always dropped everything for your kids and grandbabies. You made them all feel special in their own ways. May God hold you close until we meet again.

Cheri Stricker

January 18, 2021

I could tell so many stories of John and they all end in laughter. John was another big brother to me. I was blessed to have John and family as my 2nd home. Fly with the angels John... One day we ALL will be together again. We Love You.

Tom McDonald

January 17, 2021

John was a true friend, mentor, and just an all around wonderful person. He was more than a friend to me. He was my brother. He will be sadly missed. Until we meet again. I love you John.

Roger Smith

January 17, 2021

My uncle John was my rock, over the past ten years we became very close. He included me into so much of his life. When I was in a black time in my life he carried me. The last thing John talked to me about was god and his love for me. I was never very religious I think it was because I was scared of the word of god but i am not scared anymore and wish i would have got to pay with him instead of for him, love you John

Susan Ranta

January 17, 2021

I have had the honor of babysitting John and his siblings when they were babies. I was kept very busy by John and his brother Dave. I'm sure everyone has heard the story of them setting fire to the couch in the garage so I won't retell it. I am honored that I was lucky enough to be related to this beautiful man of God and how he taught me to be a proud "AGUINIGAAAA" I love you, John and will miss you greatly.

Pat Scheenen

January 16, 2021

The first time, I met John, was when I moved to Colorado. He. Came over with a bottle of Champagne. Kirk had proposed and with approval he popped the cork and the cork hit my cheek. He was very apologetic. We started laughing. No harm no foul. Kirk told him that wasn't a very good start to a meet and greet. Loved the man and his kids. Luv watching them all grow up. Rest in Peace John.

Jay Parra

January 16, 2021

The good are always taken too early. God has a plan for John. I will remember him for popping up with family in unexpected places.

Lisa & Jason Haynes

January 15, 2021

In memory of a special person and wonderful friend.

Goodbye is not forever, goodbye is not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again. You have left our lives too soon but you will never leave our hearts. Rest in peace, John.

We will cherish the memories we shared drinking, boating, riding, and just hanging out.

Juli Rivest

January 14, 2021

My deepest and most sincere condolences to the family. We always appreciated the brightness he brought to his family and others. God bless

Jim Huff

January 13, 2021

Had the honor of coaching John in Golden Gloves boxing. I always remember how tough he was and would never back down. Am sure that's the way he lived his life. Very sorry to hear of his passing. Jim

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