John Anthony Geschwentner, 62, of Julesburg, passed away on April 21, 2023, at the Sedgwick County Nursing Home in Julesburg.
John was born on February 26, 1961, in Englewood, Colorado, to Alfred and Pauline (Lechman) Geschwentner as the youngest of seven children and twin brother to Jeff. He graduated from Englewood High School in 1979. He received scholarship offers to play baseball at Northwestern Community College in Rangely, CO. He later elected to study business management at Arapahoe Community College because he fell in love with Julie Girl.
On May 1, 1982, John married Julie Diane Lee at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado. They made their home at Englewood and were blessed with one daughter, Rachel.
John worked for 15 years as a meter reader at the Public Service Company of Colorado before founding JAG Home Services, In 1997. John built JAG into a successful home remodeling and building company that served the Littleton and Denver area. As a skilled craftsman, he took great pride in his work and made many meaningful connections over the years. John worked hard to provide for his family, and his labors eventually took a severe toll on his body, rendering him almost disabled.
In recent years, John and Julie made their home in Julesburg. John worked in the maintenance department at the Sedgwick County Health Center, where his affable personality and compassion for the elderly made him a cherished community member. He later had to give up this position due to health issues.
An avid outdoorsman, John loved fishing and camping at the family cabin at Jefferson Lake. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Julia. He was also a devoted member of the Littleton Elks Lodge #1680, where he served as Past Exalted Ruler. John was a passionate Denver Broncos fan, and his loyalty to his team never wavered. John was a socializer and loved to attend and hang out with his brothers at all the Julesburg functions.
John's ornery nature and love for teasing brought joy and laughter to many. He also loved to garden and especially liked the vegetables. In 2003, John found and adopted an 8-week-old Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix, Bailey, who quickly became a beloved member of the family and a special companion to him. John referred to Bailey as HIS BOY.
John is survived by his wife, Julie Geschwentner of Julesburg; daughter, Rachel Geschwentner of Julesburg; granddaughter, Julia Geschwentner of Sidney, NE; siblings, Jim Geschwentner, Ron Geschwentner, Jerry Geschwentner, Doug Geschwentner, Claretta Geschwentner, and Jeff Geschwentner (his twin brother); along with many other family members and friends.
John was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and many relatives.
A memorial has been established in John's memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsjulesburg.com, where the services will be streamed live.
Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 10:00 am, Rosary at 9:30, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Julesburg with Fr. Herman Nsubuga as Celebrant. Inurnment will be in the Hillside Cemetery at Julesburg. Lunch will be provided in the church basement following the Inurnment for those who wish to attend.
John will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and siblings.
Eternal rest grant unto John O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Julesburg is in charge of arrangements.