Esteban “Steve” Anguiano, 84, of Abilene, KS passed away on April 2, 2022. Steve was born at his childhood home in Manchester, KS on December 26, 1937 via a midwife. Steve is the second oldest of ten children, five boys and five girls, born to Silvestre Anguiano and Maria “Mary” Garcia Anguiano. Steve attended Manchester Grade School, went on to attend Abilene High School and graduated high school from Dickinson County Community High School in Chapman, KS in 1956.
Following his high school graduation, Steve learned the trade of finishing concrete, working on Ft. Riley and the expansion of Abilene's historic Eisenhower Library. Steve enlisted in the United States Army in 1960, where he served for two years. He then served a third and fourth year with the Army Reserves and National Guard. Steve’s military service took him to Fort Carson, Colorado where he worked in communications. His military service also included Wyoming and Wisconsin for two weeks each summer. Steve was very proud of his military service. Steve worked for the City of Abilene, KP&L power plant, Jeffrey Energy Center, KP&L and Westar, finally retiring from Oneok in 1999. Following his retirement, Steve went back to finishing concrete for people strictly by word of mouth referral.