John Obert Egerer was born on October 17, 1946, in Whittier, California. He was raised in Fullerton, California on Las Palmas Drive, where his father raised oranges. His mother and father were Obert and Marguerite Egerer who were long-time residents of Fullerton.
ohn attended Fullerton elementary schools there and graduated from Sunny Hills High School in 1964 and Cal State Fullerton in 1968 with a Bachelors degree in Business. He married his high school sweetheart, Wendy Wagner in 1966. They lived in Tustin, and then San Diego.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy, 3 children Kristin Koeleman, Nicky Crick, and John II, 5 grandchildren Nicholas Koeleman, Andrew Koeleman, Matthew Oropallo, Kellen Burns and Ava Burns, and 2 great-grandchildren Natalie Koeleman, Jacob Koeleman, and 3 sisters Charlotte Mayfield, Marlene Pomeroy and Caryll Moore.
John's 3 older sisters used to play 3 corner catch with him when he was just a baby with his mother looking on in horror! John was a member of the Future Farmers of America and raised a steer. He followed in his father's footsteps and worked in the accounting field for many years. He was a champion in the sport of skeet shooting and would often go shooting with his father. He also shot Skeet and Trap with his son, John at the South Coast Gun Club and they took a memorable trip to Wisconsin together when Johnny was 10. This was a special time in his life. He coached Kristin and Nicky in soccer and coached Kristin in Bobby Sox softball. He was always the team's favorite coach their best coach ever!
He was a history buff specializing in World War II. He loved reading mostly history and biography. Hunting and being outdoors were special to him.John had a great wit and was enjoyed by everyone who knew him.
He was cherished by his family - they meant the world to him. He was their shining star and will be remembered and always have a special place in their hearts! May he rest in peace.
Donations may be placed in John's memory to: Sharp Hospice, Care Fund, PO Box 1750, La Mesa CA, 91944-1750.
Published by Orange County Register from Sep. 9 to Sep. 11, 2023.