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John Bueno Jr.

October 2, 2021
Holland, MI



Thursday, October 7, 2021
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Northwood Chapel
295 Douglas Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 392-2348
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Friday, October 8, 2021
11:00 AM EDT
Engedi Church
710 Chicago Dr #100
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 796-6799
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Gofundme for John
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Life Story / Obituary


John Bueno Jr., age 68, a proud veteran of the United States Army, passed away unexpectedly October 2, 2021 at Bronson Memorial Hospital in Kalamazoo Michigan with his loving daughter by his side.

The eldest son of John and Elizabeth Bueno, John Bueno Jr was born on March 4, 1953 in Odessa, Texas. He resided in Austin, TX from 1953-1972. In 1972, John enlisted in the United States Army. He proudly served his country from 1972 to 1974, earning a National Defense Service Medal, Marksmans M-16. Education was important to John. Over the years he attended Michigan State Police Academy, Ft Sam Houston AMEDD Center and School, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Jr. College, Glenn Oaks Community College, and Holland High School. Those who knew John knew he didn’t value material things. What John found of most value was the Lord, family (including his dogs), serving his country, education, and of course Michigan Football.

He was proceeded in death by his parents John Sr. & Elizabeth Bueno, sister Linda S. Bailey, and brother Robert W. Bueno.

John is survived by his children, Candy (Khoi) Le, Mondaye (Guido) Lubrano, Karen Noga, Willie Bueno, Andrew (Karina) Bueno, John (Guadalupe) Bueno, Luis Angel Bueno, Jessica Bueno; grandchildren, Alexandra Le, Malachi Le, Aaliyah Le, Anthony Steele, Ashley Steele, Michael Reese, Cody Reese, Belle Noga, Joslyn Noga, Frances Noga, Kyle Bueno, Damian Bueno, Aimee Bueno, Angie Bueno, Miguel A. Bueno, Kevin I. Bueno, Luke A. Bueno, Gabriel Bueno, Andre Bueno; siblings, Louis Bueno, Rick Bueno, Tish Bueno, Mary Ann Bueno, along with great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see, If the sun should rise you find your eyes all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today, While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you. And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too. But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand. He said my place was ready, in heaven far above

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;

the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Visitation for John will take place on Thursday, October 7 from 4-7pm at Dykstra Funeral Home - Northwood Chapel (295 Douglas Ave). A funeral service will take place on Friday, October 8 at 11am at Engedi Church (710 Chicago Dr. #100, Holland).

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the gofundme page which has been set up to help with funeral expenses.