BISHOP, Texas

Juan L. Cruz

May 13, 1936 - April 5, 2009

Juan L. Cruz, 72, of Bishop, Texas, died Sunday, April 5, 2009, in Bishop, Texas. He was born May 13, 1936, in Harlingen, Texas, to Ricardo and Dorotea Cruz.

Cruz was a retired laborer.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Leonor P. Cruz of Bishop; daughters, Anna (Gilbert) Gutierrez, Rosemary Cruz and Yolanda (Pilar) Ortega, all of Waukesha, and Christina (Thomas) Paschal of Bishop; son, Israel (Theresa) Cruz of Waukesha; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Fidensico Cruz and Ricardo Cruz of Texas and Pablo L. Cruz and Pedro L. Cruz of Waukesha; sisters, Maria (Cuca) Mendez and Carmen Perez of Waukesha and Elvira Garza, Consuelo Sanz and Vicky Lara, all of Texas; as well as two other sons, John Guajardo and Ernest Guajardo, both of Kingsville, Texas; and one other daughter, Milagros Guajardo of Kingsville.

A Mass will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today, April 18, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha.