John Casper Wuestewald, age 50, of Yankton, South Dakota, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
Funeral services are 10:00 AM, on Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend David Gunderson officiating. Burial will be in the Yankton Cemetery. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Sunday, July 5, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral on Monday.
Pallbearers are Nick Frazier, Chris Schurman, Kyler Wuestewald, Joshua Wuestewald, Jason Wuestewald, Jamey Wuestewald, Justin Wuestewald, Joey Wuestewald and Joby Wuestewald. Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren: Nick, Jarrett, Mercedes, Mariah, Miley, Jyles, Jordan, Jaxson, Josie and Bentley.
John was born October 10, 1964 in Yankton, South Dakota to Larry and Barbara (Jensen) Wuestewald. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and Yankton High School. John played Little League baseball, enjoyed fishing, boating and hunting with his brothers. John married Kari (Borgen) Anderson in 1982. To this union, two sons were born, Justin and Joby. On May 1, 2015 John married Michelle Christenson. John worked at Alumax Extrusions for 16 years. He then worked for Jaster Construction before following in his dad's footsteps at Larry's Canvas until the time of his death. John enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino, barbequing and family-get-togethers. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Although, John enjoyed every holiday with family and his most favorite holiday was the fourth of July.
John is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife, Michelle of Yankton; two sons, Justin (Ashley) of Yankton and Joby (Staci) of Gayville, SD; two stepchildren, Jake Onstott and Hailey Onstott, both of Yankton; parents, Larry and Barbara Wuestewald of Yankton; three sisters: Brenda (Duane) Leicy of Norfolk, NE, Pam (Bob) Altenburg of Pickstown, SD and Theresa (Dennis) Smith of Yankton; two brothers, Jamey Wuestewald of Yankton and Jason (Leasha) Wuestewald of Mission Hill, SD; 10 grandchildren: Nick Frazier, Jarrett, Mercedes, Mariah, Miley, Jyles, Jordan, Jaxson and Josie Wuestewald and Bentley Onstott; as well as a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
John was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Chris and Ann Jensen; paternal grandparents, Casper and Rose Wuestewald; brother, Jeff Wuestewald; and nephew, Cody Wuestewald.
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We are very sorry to hear of your loss. John will be missed but never forgotten. Al & I were very blessed to have such a great friend. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Al & Val Novak
Barb, Larry, Brenda, Pam, Theresa, Jamey and Jason My prayers and thoughts are with you and your families at this time. I was glad to have known him.
Hoping for you all that the happy memories with John lessen the heartache of his loss. He will be missed by many !
Pam & Bob, So sorry to hear of John's death. We did not know him but went to Larry's Canvas many times. Prayers and good thoughts to you and your family at this time.
God Bless, Rose & Chuck
Larry and Barb and family. Our thoughts and prayer are with you at this time.
Kathy Braunesreither, Kory Braunesreither and family, Brandie & Shane Simonsen and family
Justin and Joby, so sorry for your lost, our prayers are with the both of you and your families! You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Allen's Dave Sr., Larry Jr. Stacy and their families and Valery!
My heart goes out to you as you go thru this tough time. I pray you all find strength in knowing he had a great heart, so I know he is now in heaven with Jeff, watching over you all.
Dear Larry and Barbara, I am saddened to read of your son's passing. It is a blow to the family to lose a loved one. May you find deep peace somewhere in this sorrow. Your cousin, Carol Larsen, Yucaipa, CA.
Michelle-Joby-Justin and families I am so sorry for the loss of John. I had met him at Staci and Joby's wedding and he is the grandfather of my great nephews: Jordan and Jaxson and my great niece: Josie. I am so very sorry to hear of this and my heart is so sad. We will keep his spirit alive thru his sons and grandchildren. Michelle-I am so glad you two were married after all this time!!!! My thoughts, prayers and wishing you God's Blessings in this time of sorrow and need!!
Nicki Zimmerman Manero
To the whole family we are so sorry for the lost of John and we are praying for everyone. John was a fun guy to be around. I could tell he Loved everyone in his family no matter what and he for sure had so much fun with his grandkids. I loved it when grandpa took out the water gun for Bentley and shooting water at things on my farm and Bentley had so much fun. Michelle were blessed to have a great man. Take care doing this hard time .
God Bless and prayers being sent your way Michael and Claire Sestak
We are saddened by all of your loss, may the healing begin and remember the good memories, the bad memories and all the great ones in between. God bless and love to you all.
-Sincerely Joe and Susan Brewer
I can't put I to words how heavy my heart is right now. I have some great memories of John. Sending many prayers to the Wuestewald family especially Justin and Joby. Love to you both.
Stacy Allen Uff
Duke too will be missed forever it was great to know you if only for a short time !!!!
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