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John Joseph Waynetska III

May 31, 1960 — December 11, 2022

John Joseph Waynetska III, age 62, went home to be with the Lord on December 11, 2022, while on a business trip. John, the surviving twin, was born May 31, 1960, to Margaret and John J. Waynetska II, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He joined older sisters Terry and Connie, later joined by younger brothers Jeffrey, Edward, Patrick, and Paul. Brothers Jeffery and Patrick passed away as babies. John and his siblings bonded closely in childhood and throughout his life. The family moved to Tacoma, WA, where John II would serve an additional four years before retiring from the United States Air Force in '71, then moved the family to Fayetteville, AR. They eventually settled in Buhl, ID, in '75, where John started his first year of high school. John played football for the Buhl Indians, winning the State Championship in '76. He graduated from Buhl High School in '79. John met his first wife, Judy Partin, in high school during his senior year. They married in '79 at the Church of Christ in Buhl. On March 18, 1981, they welcomed their son John Joseph IV. 14 months later; they welcomed daughter Shantelle on May 26, 1982. John and Judy later divorced in '96. On May 9, 1999, Mother's Day, John met his wife, Marycarol Kennell, at a friend's barbeque. The encounter was brief. Fate would have it that they would meet at a gas station a short time later, where he was insistent on pursuing a deeper relationship. Marycarol had a 6-year-old daughter when they met, Marina Flores, from a previous marriage. He honorably loved and raised her as his own. They were married on August 26, 2000, at The White House, in Twin Falls, Idaho. John held many jobs in his young adulthood, including construction, a local tire shop, a fish hatchery, and a mechanic. He then found his niche as a forklift driver for Universal Frozen Foods/Idaho Frozen Foods. John quickly worked his way up to management. He was named the Grand Champion of the Western Days Hyster Rodeo and proudly displayed that trophy for many years. In '95, at age 35, John began his career as a mechanic in maintenance for OMI/CH2MHill/Jacobs, a wastewater treatment company. He quickly progressed up the career ladder, holding several different titles and positions. Including a Maintenance Lead, Maintenance Supervisor, and Project Manager Intern in 2008, Project Manager I in 2011, Assistant Project Manager/Regional Assistance in 2013, Project Manager II in 2014, and finally, an Area Regional Maintenance Specialist in 2020. John attended Sacramento State University online, through his company, in the first part of his career in wastewater. He earned the necessary education and certifications, wastewater IV and collections IV, that aided in his rapid advancement with the company. John never believed that seniority alone would advance anyone. "The one who is the most prepared wins!" He would say. John was a self-identified adrenaline enthusiast who was a self-taught backyard gearhead. John was known for his great sense of humor, intelligence, and ambitious dedication to his career and family. His first hotrod was an AMC Javelin, but his favorite was his Chevy Nova. His shop was always the entertaining spot of every home he lived in. He loved building and selling hotrods in his earlier years, motorcycles, and camping, and he later discovered how much fun he could have in the sand with his turbo Hayabusa Sandrail. Anyone who knew John knows he was not likely to purchase things he could make himself. He would research the heck out of things, plan, design, and build a better-quality product with more attention to detail than any commercial manufacturer was capable of. He'd be the first to tell you he spent at least twice as much building it himself, but John knew it had a lifetime warranty, and "that warranty is me!" he'd say. John is survived by his wife, Marycarol Waynetska, and their dogs, Duke and Duchess. Son John Joseph 'Drake' Waynetska IV, his sons Bryce, Josh, and Alex. Daughter Shantelle (Waynetska) Eaton, her husband Kelly, and daughters Madilynn and Fianna. (Stepdaughter) Marina Diaz (Flores), her husband Isaiah, and their four children, Evangeline, Adonai, Azariah, and Everly. Sister Terry and her husband Ralph, with four children, Jenny, Jackie, Jared, and Janell. Sister Connie Johnson, her husband Rocky, and four children, Bobbie, Brandon, Michael, and Melissa. Brother Ed, with his boys, Zachary, Austin, and Ty. Brother Paul and his boys, Tolden and Chris. https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/HBSLQZY5MM4CHMFL
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