Arnulfo Johnny Medeles 1955-2021

Arnulfo Johnny Medeles, 66, of Akron passed away October 14th, 2021 in Aurora with his wife and children by his side.
Arnulfo was born April 1, 1955 in Zapata Texas, born the 4th child of 10 to Manuel and Dora Delbosque Medeles. Arnulfo grew up in Hereford Texas where he attended school only up to the 4th grade. His father then removed him from school to work to assist in supporting their large family. He would then move to Wiggins, Co in 1972 to work at the American Hog Company. During this time he would meet his soulmate and love of his life Janie Serna. In a short time later they returned to Texas and on July 7th, 1973 Arnulfo and Janie were married in Lubbock, Tx at the local courthouse. Arnulfo traveled back and forth often for work so they then moved back to Colorado where they would then have their first child Arn on April 23, 1974 in Fort Morgan, Co. A short time later, they returned to Hereford Texas for work and on February 17th, 1976 they had their second child Armando. They would then move back to Wiggins where Arnulfo continued at the hog farm, which would later close, and Arnulfo would then start working at the local Co-op. On October 18, 1980 they would welcome their 3rd child, only daughter, Melissa.
July 20th, 1984 they would then move to Akron, Colorado where they would then make it their forever home. He then began working for Hall Grain (now Global Harvest), which would become his lifelong career for 36 years. They then welcomed their final child Jon on October 19th, 1986.
Arnulfo was a jack of all trades. He learned many different things at a very young age. He self-taught in Carpentry, construction, concrete, but most of all mechanics. Arnulfo loved working on cars. He would rebuild them, fix them, deck them out, and loved showing everyone his masterpieces. You never seen him driving an “ugly vehicle” as that was a stipulation for all his projects.
Arnulfo was a very caring person. The most important thing to him was his wife and family. Nothing could ever compare to the love he shared for each and everyone he came around. He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it and never expected anything in return. He always wanted to help anyone, anytime. Whether it be family, friends, or even strangers. If he could help you, he would. Arnulfo lit up the room, whether it be with his funny jokes, his broken English, or his crazy dancing. If you were in a bad mood, he would be sure to make you feel better whether it be with his advice, his hugs, or his funny personality. He never liked seeing anybody struggle.
But most importantly Arnulfo cherished his time with his wife and family. All he ever wanted was to have all his family get together at his house, bbq, dance, and have a great time.
Arnulfo was the best husband, Father, Grandfather, uncle, brother, or friend that anyone could ever ask for.
Arnulfo is survived by his wife of 48 years Janie Medeles; his sons Arn wife Nikki of Evans, Co; Armando wife Trish of Otis, Co; Jon wife Ally of Sterling, Co, and daughter Melissa husband Dan of Sterling, co; 4 brothers and 4 sisters all of Texas, along with 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
Arnulfo is preceded in death by his parents, brother Ramiro Medeles, In-laws Juan and Natividad Serna, and Granddaughter Vayda Medeles.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Saturday October 23rd, 2021 at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made in care of Janie Medeles.