John Anton Neske, 64, of Baker City, Oregon, passed away from a heart attack on August 22, 2021, at his home. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021, beginning at 2:00 PM at the Baker City Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Lennie Spooner officiating the service.
John was born April 22, 1957, to John “Jack” and Beverly Neske in Corona, CA. He graduated from Baker High School in 1975. After graduation, he worked for Kenny and Delma Miles on their ranch. He bought a bale wagon and started his own custom stacking business. He married Marcella Dallimore on October 24, 1980, at the Medical Springs Grange. They settled on a farm in the Baker Valley where they raised their children. He and his brother started Neske Bros., a custom haying and farming business, which they operated with their wives and children. His dedication to farming led him to serve as a board member of the Baker Valley Irrigation District for many years.
Family was important to him and he is survived by his wife Marcella Neske of Baker City; Son and daughter-in-law Joshua and Angeline Neske of Anthony, KS; Daughter and son-in-law JoLynn and Jimmy Lunders of Nampa, ID; Six grandchildren Xavier, Liam, Isaiah, Jaxson, JD(James), and Evelyn. Mom Beverly Schaer(Neske) of Baker City; Sister Patty and Richard Howe of Haines; Brother Martin and Mary Neske of Baker City; Sister Dana and Mark Robinson of Springfield, OR.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents John and Evelyn Neske, Anton and Margaret Swenson, father Jack Neske, sister Kathy Smietana and stepfather Duane Schaer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Oregon Compassion Center through Coles Tribute Center by sending your check to 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
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