Juan ‘John’ ‘Taco’ F. Sanchez

July 19, 1936 - Feb. 19, 2008

Juan "John" "Taco" F. Sanchez, 71, of Waukesha, died at his home Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008. He was born on July 19, 1936 in San Antonio.

John was united in marriage to Matilde "Tillie" Herrera on May 3, 1958. After proudly serving his country in the U.S. Air Force, he was employed as an electrician for 18 years at Hein-Werner/Ackerman in Waukesha before his retirement. John loved fishing and hunting, and especially spending time up north at their cabin with his family. He will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humor.

John will be sadly missed by his wife of almost 50 years, Tillie of Waukesha; their five children, Mary Jane Sanchez of Waukesha, Michael John (Kim) Sanchez of North Carolina, Patricia Ann (Mike) Kurth of Waukesha, Joseph Andrew (Lynn) Sanchez of Georgia and Catherine F. (Gregg) Frambs of Pewaukee; and 13 grandchildren, Michelle, Jason, Antonio "Tony," Matthew (Lauren), Joseph, Michael, Stephanie, Margaret, Amanda, Zachary, Candace and Ryan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maria Del Carmen and Canuto Torres.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 8 p.m. vigil service Friday, Feb. 22, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Bill Key will preside. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha, with full military honors.

Memorials in John’s name may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society, 305 E. Main St., Waukesha, WI 53186.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. David Schmidt and the staff at Waukesha Surgical Specialists.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 47-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.