JOSEPH MONDRAGON, SR
JOSEPH MONDRAGON, SR.
Joseph Mondragon, Sr., 95, of Imlay City, Mich. passed away
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Fisher Convalescent Center in Mayville, Mich.
Joe was born on Dec. 19, 1909 to Cecilio and Maria
(Vidaurri) Mondragon in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Joe received his education in San Antonio, Texas and was an auto
mechanic for many years.
In 1953, Joe
moved to Imlay City, Mich., where he worked as a cement mason until he retired
Joe was an active member of the
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City, Mich. He enjoyed riding his bike
across town, taking care of his cat “Mamas” and doing arts and crafts.
Joe was married and widowed three times. His wives were
Esther Burns Mondragon of Imlay City, Mich., Mary Mondragon Whitaker of Granger
and Felipa Mondragon of San Antonio.
He is survived by five sons and two daughters, Joe
Mondragon, Jr. and wife, Mary, of Sunnyside, Ruben Mondragon of Pasco, Richard
Mondragon of Tacoma, Dora Mondragon (Albert) of Coalinga, Calif. and Becky
Torres (Jose) of Twin Falls, Idaho; eight children from his marriage to Felipa
Mondragon, Jose and Gilbert Mondragon of Chicago, Ill.; numerous grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Henry;
sisters, Eva and Ofelia; son, George Mondragon; stepson, Guadalupe Ibarra;
wives, Esther, Mary and Felipa Mondragon.
Our sincere thanks go out to Patsy Shelton, caregiver from
Pontiac, Mich., the staff from Fisher Convalescent Center in Mayville,
Heartland Hospice and Dr. Ferreira of Caro, Mich.
Avram Funeral Home in Mayville is in charge of
arrangements. A mass will be offered for the repose of his soul Thursday, Sept.
8, 2005, at 7 p.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside.