John F. R. Cuellar, 84, of Columbia passed away Wednesday January 13, 2016 at University Hospital.
Mr. Cuellar was born in McCook, Nebraska on June 16, 1931 to Macedonia and Mary Cuellar. On August 22, 1959, he married Pelagia Basconcillo in Lincoln, Nebraska.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korea War and attended the University of Nebraska. He retired as the Assistant Fiscal Officer from the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.
He enjoyed Nebraska Cornhusker football, umpiring Little League, and was an avid golfer and bowler.
Survivors include three brothers, Frank Cuellar, of Omaha, Nebraska; Albert Cuellar, of McCook, Nebraska; and Richard Cuellar, of Tillamook, Oregon; and
sister, Juanita Bittner, of Harvey, Illinois; his children Timothy Cuellar (Anne Marie), of Raleigh, North Carolina; Terrence Cuellar, of St. Louis; Andrew Cuellar, of Kansas City, and Audra Cuellar-Pannett (Terry), of Ashburton, New Zealand, grandchildren Rachel Torcasso (Matt); Erin Cuellar; Kelani Cuellar; Simon Pannett; Marcella Pannett; Grace Cuellar, and Aiden Cuellar, and great grandsons Daniel and Jacob Torcasso.
He was preceded in death by his parents along with siblings Peter, Josephine, Margaret, Joseph, Manuel, Veda, and Dolores. His grandchild, Lillian Fung Cuellar also preceded him.
Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m., Rosary, and 12:00 Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, January 18, 2016. Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association.