Cirilo Rodriguez

July 19, 1929 - Sept. 26, 2006

Cirilo Rodriguez of Matehuala, San Luis Potosi, Mexico (formerly of Waukesha), died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at age 77. He was born July 19, 1929, at San Jose Del Plan, Matehuala, San Luis Potosi, to Maria Garcia and Juan Rodriguez.

Cirilo was a longtime resident of Waukesha from 1957 until 2004 when he returned to his hometown of Matehuala. He worked at the Quality Aluminum Casting Co. from 1957 through 1991, when he retired. He owned and operated El Diamante Mexican Food Store from 1974 through 1984. In retirement, Cirilo enjoyed helping out at Challenger Battery and Mufflers and Pipes in Waukesha. Cirilo married his wife, Juana Armijo, in 1954 in Edinburgh, Texas. Cirilo spent his spare time helping others and beautifying his home, especially around the holidays. He enjoyed visiting his friends and family, working on cars, shooting pool, playing cards and working on his garden. He loved reading the newspaper, watching the Milwaukee Brewers on television and going to see his children and grandchildren play baseball. He was especially close to the Garcia family of Waukesha, and looked forward to their family reunion each year.

Cirilo will be sadly missed by his wife of 52 years, Juana; children, Maria (Juan) Paz, Tina (Matt) Dennis, Irene (Jose) Godina, Juan, Cirilo Jr. (Julie), Alicia (Alex) Silva, Pedro, Gloria and Braulio; grandchildren, Monica, Angelica (Troy) Klug, Juan Jr., Ramiro, Daren, Erika, Raymond, Guadalupe, Melissa, Michael, Amanda, Dylan, Naomi, Victoria, Rebekah, Isaiah, Sophia, Gabriel, Guillermo, Antonio, Jaime, Kristina, Aaron, and Joshua, all of Waukesha; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Paula, Amada and Prima; and other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Sylvia and Maria; brothers, Pedro, Eduardo and Cenobio; mother-in-law, Cresenciana Martinez; and father-in-law, Bardomiano Armijo.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 5 p.m. memorial service Sunday, Oct. 8,at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit for online obituaries, directions or condolences.