John S. Kistner

John S. Kistner

October 30, 1946 - October 11, 2015

John S. Kistner

October 30, 1946 - October 11, 2015


John Steven Kistner passed away on October 11, 2015 at his home in Menifee, CA, with his loving wife by his side. John was born in Bakersfield, CA on October 30, 1946, and lived most of his childhood in West Los Angeles, where he met and kept special friends for the rest of his life.

John attended and graduated from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in Accounting, Finance and Property Management. Following graduation, he temporarily moved back to his parents’ home in Long Beach, CA, where he met his soulmate and future wife. Together, they called “home”, many places in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange counties, ending up in Riverside county, all while raising four fantastic children.

John is survived by Carrie, his one and only beloved wife of 43+ years, two daughters, Kimberly and Angela (Ben), two sons, Christopher (Carrie) and Nicholas (Katie), was blessed with five grandchildren, plus “one in the hopper”, and two brothers, Robert and David, plus the best in-laws that could be asked for, Jim and Darlene Meyers, and wonderful brothers- and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Predeceasing him were his parents, Carl and Lorraine, and his brother Jim.

John’s passions in life included music (especially piano), motorcycles (the most recent of which was a Honda GoldWing), and HO train layouts, and could not get enough exposure to any of them.

John was looking forward with great anticipation to finally meeting both our Savior, Jesus Christ, and our Heavenly Father, and resting in their perfect love for all eternity. His wish will now become reality.

John had previously served in numerous ministries at his past parish, Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church, where services will be held on November 07, 2015 at 11:30am with a reception immediately following. Interment will be at 2:30pm at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Lake Forest, CA.

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9 responses to John S. Kistner

  1. John has helped me through some tough & confusing times in my lifetime. Even though we were 10 years apart, we grew closer as we grew older. Nothing can ever fill the void left by his passing. I’ll forever be grateful for his guidance & brotherly love.

  2. This picture of my cousin John is how I remember him. We played together as children in the summer and I almost became his adopted sister. Sure wish that had come true! I know he is in a better place, but along with his family, will miss that he is no longer here!

  3. David, I hope you will get in touch with me! I am so glad I got to visit with John & Carrie a few years ago. All of you boys were and are special cousins to me. I have a U.S. Phone in Mexico and want to talk to you. Much love always! Lani

  4. Marcia says:

    I was in shock when I learned of John’s illness and sadness when he passed. I know he is in a better place with Jesus.
    John and I met when I was 15. We lived on the same street in Long Beach, CA. We became close friends and dated for a few years. We both went our separate ways, got married, had kids and grandkids, but remained friends throughout that whole time. (49 years!!) You will forever be remembered my friend
    with love
    Marcia (Gold) and Gerry Old

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