Bloomington- M. "Freddie" Sanchez, 56 of
Bloomington passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 5:28 am,
in Chicago, IL at University of Chicago Medical Center. Funeral
services will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at
Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington with Pastor Chris Nitzel
officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday,
November 12, 2012 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in
Interment will be at Holy Cross
Catholic Cemetery in Normal. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to the family in Freddie's name. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman
Memorial Home in Bloomington is handling arrangements.
Freddie was born on June 17, 1956
in Harlingen, Texas a son to Ramon and Delfina (Guzman) Sanchez. He
was married to Guadalupe Mendiola for over thirty years, she
preceded him in death on June 28, 2006.
He is survived by his fiancé Kathy
Rigg, a son, Miguel Sanchez both of Bloomington, brother and sister
-in-laws, Eulalio (Rita) Mendiola, Josefina (Fidel) Garcia, Manuel
Mendiola, Alicia (Tom) Mcwhorter, Olga (Jesus) Cabrera, Rosa
Mendiola all of Bloomington; nieces and nephews, Felipe Cedeno,
Ismael Cedeno, Marisela Cabrera, Jose Cabrera (Amber), Elizabeth
Cabrera, Eulalio Mendiola, Elias Mendiola, Eleazar Mendiola,
Embarina Mendiola all of Bloomington, Jesus(Amy) Cabrera of Lacy,
WA; a niece he shared a special and close bond with, Criselda
(Fortunato) Joaquin of Bloomington. A host of other nieces and
nephews, and great-nieces and nephews also survive along with a
cousin, Janie (Javier) Sanchez of Louisiana.
In addition to his wife Guadalupe,
Freddie was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Trinidad
"Trino" Sanchez, Sr., and a brother-in-law, Juan Mendiola.
Freddie worked at The Western Avenue Community Center since
He was a firm believer in Jesus
Christ and was the glue that held his family together. Freddie
dedicated a lot of his time to the senior citizens program at
Western Avenue and also to the food bank. He had his own band
throughout his life and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar.
Freddie was always making someone
laugh and was very generous and good hearted. He will be remembered
as a loving father and was more than just an uncle to his nieces
and nephews. Freddie was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by
his family and friends.
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the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.
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