John (Juan) Anaya passed away on Friday January 28, 2022. John was born August 4, 1956, in Loraine, TX; John then attended Shiocton High School. He was preceded in death by his parents Santos and Candelaria Anaya, brother Jesse Anaya and sister Jane Priebe.
John had three passions in his life, family and friends, love of country and fishing. John had a deep love for his son Eric and granddaughter Brynn that was indescribable. Just thinking about them would light up his face with pure joy.
John fiercely loved his brothers Santos, Joe, Eden and Manuel. Not many days went by without his calling, texting or visiting each one of them. His “art of living” was taking care of family, friends and even strangers. John “just took care of things”, whether it was working on projects or making sure the day-to-day stuff got done. If John was on it, one didn’t need to worry about it again.
John served his country in the United States Marine Corp. Whenever John was out and about, he was sporting Marine Corp gear whether it was hats, jackets, shirts, and oh, did we mention HATS?
John had a keen interest in country and kept up on the latest current events. In addition, John’s love for his pets ran deep, they were loved beyond measure, and hung out with him whenever possible-home or away.
John’s passing has already left a huge void in the lives of family and friends. And as days pass, the deep love and compassion he had for us all will continue to ripple out as we mourn our loss. John provided a great example of loving others and putting others before self. May we all aspire to his example of how to live life.
John is survived by his son Eric and granddaughter Brynn; special friend Ann; his brothers Santos (Jean), Joe, Eden (Cathy) and Manuel Anaya; he is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great and remarkable friends and family.
A funeral to celebrate John’s life will be take place at 3:00pm February 5, 2022, at the Pentecostals of the Fox Cities Church, 1445 Midway Road, Menasha, WI. Friends and family may call on the family from 1:00pm until the time of service. A private burial will take place at the Bovina-St Denis Cemetery.