WAUKESHA

Geronimo ‘Jerry’ Cortez


Geronimo Cortez 84, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Jerry was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, where he was involved with the Holy Name Society, Guadalupe Society and the Mexican Scholastic Fund.

He will sadly be missed by his sons, Jeronimo Jr. and Daniel Cortez, both of Waukesha; his daughter, Vel (Luis) Cuestas of Spring, Texas; his eight grandchildren, David (Amanda) Cortez of Madison, Sean Cortez and Scott Cortez, both of Waukesha, Luis (Danielle) Cuestas, Cecilia Cuestas, Felipe (Lizeth) Landaverde of Houston, Texas, Cesar (Annie) Cuestas of Kapolei, Hawaii, and Marianna Cuestas of Spring; his two great-granddaughters, Liliana Cuestas and Aria Cuestas of Houston, Texas; his brother, Lauro (Maria) Cardenas of La Porte, Texas; and his loving partner, Viola Lomeli. He is further survived by other nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Guadalupe “Lupe” Cortez; his sister and brother-inlaw, John and Otilia Ramos; and nephew Manny Flores.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 7, from 9:30 AM until 11 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church with a funeral mass at 11 AM. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at Methodist Hospital and staff at Villa Toscana Long Term Care facility in Houston, Texas.