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John Rosalez

August 2, 2022

John Rosalez, 73, died August 2, 2022 at NMC Health in Newton.  He was born March 8, 1949 in Newton, Kansas to Apolonio and Margarita L (Balandran) Rosalez. On December 5, 1992 he married Juanita Arrellano and she survives of the home.

John was a member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton and retired as a maintenance supervisor for Wichita State University.

John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. A witty man John was, he was always quick with answers and could make anything humorous. During spring and summer you could catch John watching Women’s College World Series Softball games.  He had a love for softball, umpiring games when he was younger. John also had a love for music, which found its way quickly into John’s heart from a young age. He later joined a band in which he sang, played congas, and also played the timbales; he was in this band for 58 years. John was kind to everyone and enjoyed talking to others about anything and everything. He donated much of his free time to helping and spending time with his family. He gave so much love to those around him; a very caring person John was.

He is survived by his wife Juanita of the home; son Jon Stephey (Ashley Janzen); daughters: Christina Rosalez (Eric Ramos); Tiffany Stephey; Pepper Stephey (Jason Leal); brothers: Apolonio Rozalez and Jose Rosales; and sister:  Mary Sanchez. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

John is preceded in death by his parents, sister Lori Mosqueda and brother Jose Rosalez

Graveside committal service will be 9:00 a.m., Saturday, August 6, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Newton with The Reverend Jorge Lopez presiding. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at the Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation in care of Petersen Funeral Home.


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11 thoughts on “John Rosalez

  1. My deepest condolences to my cousin Juanita and her family. My heart is with you at this most heartbreaking time of your lives. I love you all and will be holding you close to my heart. May John rest in eternal peace forevermore.

  2. To Jua nita and family, my sincerest condolences on the loss of Johnny and this difficult time. Praying for all of you. Your cousin, Veronica Modesto Soto and family of Austin, Tx

  3. This is heart breaking, John was a wonderful man.
    Praying for comfort for the family

  4. My condolences to the Family. I will miss my brother. Will see each other again. You are with mom and dad now. You are free of all your pains and suffering now.
    Love you bro.

  5. So sorry to hear about Johnny, our sincerest condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace

    Bill & Annie Avila

  6. All my childhood memories of my Uncle were filled with laughter. You were so loved and will be missed so much!

  7. Heartfelt prayers for the family. Remember the good times.
    Good bye my friend,
    Tracy Dillman Duffman and family

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