Juan G. Rodriguez
Juan G. Rodriguez, 92, of Wauseon, Ohio, died on Dec. 29, 2017, in Wauseon, Ohio.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1925, in Sabinal to Maria (Gonzales) and Jesus Rodriguez.
On Oct. 6, 1946, he married Antonia Rios in Uvalde. She preceded him in death in 1972.
He was a World War II veteran from the “Greatest Generation.” He worked at American National Can Co. in Whitehouse, Ohio, before retiring.
He married Delfina Zapien on Feb. 1, 1975, in Ohio. The couple were active members of St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon, Ohio. He was ordained as a deacon of the Catholic Church in 1975. He retired from active deacon duties in 2005, after 30 years of service and was elevated to senior status.
The couple frequently visited Uvalde and the surrounding areas, where they enjoyed spending time with family and friends, including two godchildren who say they will remember his wisdom, kindness, and sense of humor. On his last visit to Uvalde, in December of 2017, it snowed. The family says Rodriguez gladly took blame for bringing cold weather and snow with him from Ohio.
Rodriguez is survived by his wife, of Wauseon, Ohio; seven children, Richard R. Rodriguez of Houston, Juan R. Rodriguez and Mary Olga Rodriguez-Morales and husband, Marcos, all of Florida, and Roy R. Rodriguez, Chris R. Rodriguez, Gloria Avina and husband, Michael, and Linda Tamayo and husband, Martin, all of Ohio; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grand children; three great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; godson Andrew Quiroba: and goddaughter Mary Quiroba, both of Uvalde.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A visitation was held on Jan. 4 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m at the St. Caspar Catholic Church in the Parish Life Center.
A mass of resurrection was held on Jan. 5, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Caspar Catholic Church. Marvin Borger and the Rev. Fr. David Bruning officiated. Interment followed at the St. Caspar Cemetery.
Arrangements were with the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon, Ohio.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Fulton County Veterans Services, 604 S. Shoop Ave. Suite 270, Wauseon, OH 43567.