Lupe J. Jimenez

Dec. 10, 1930 - Nov. 4, 2009

Lupe J. Jimenez, a lifelong Waukesha resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at his home at the age of 78. He was born Dec. 10, 1930, in Waukesha, the son of Jose and Felisa Jimenez.

He proudly served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. In 1955, Lupe was united in marriage to Micaela "Mickey" Casta–eda in Racine. He was employed as an auto mechanic in Waukesha for several years before working for Quality Aluminum, where he eventually became foreman until retirement. He was a skilled carpenter, mechanic, electrician and handyman, but most importantly, he was a good provider and loving family man. He also loved to travel with his wife.

Lupe will be deeply missed by his wife of 54 years, Mickey of Waukesha; his children, Ruben Jimenez, Joe (Elva) Jimenez, Maria "Phyllis" (Jeff) Jozefacki and Sue Jimenez, all of Waukesha; grandchildren, Javier, Pablo, Danielle, Isaac, Bria and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Katrina, Vincent and Devon; sisters, Ann "Shortie" (the late Guadalupe) Cantu, Esther (Robert) Finn, Secora (Elias) Garza, Eva (the late Aurelio) Lugo and Rosie (Enrique) Chacon; and other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary (Timoteo) Gonzalez and Liz (Catarino) Monreal, and his parents.

The family would like to extend their special thanks to Lupe’s oncologist, Dr. Gil Rodrigues, for the many years of care he provided, all the "angels" in the oncology department at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and the staff at Aurora VNA.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral Mass on Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, with full military honors. Please meet at the cemetery.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.