photo-Barraza, FFrancisco Barraza, died at his home in Elgin on Monday, December 18, 2017. Francisco was born in La Cienega de San Jose, Durango, Mexico on April 9, 1933, the son of Maria (nee Corral) and Jose P. Barraza.

Francisco grew up farming and tending to the farms animals. He migrated to the United States in 1994.

Francisco will be greatly missed by his wife, Felicitas and his children: Martin, Paula, Leonor, Bernardo, Rafael, Julia, Moises, Pedro, Manuel, Brigida; their spouses, and 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 364 Division Street, Elgin on  Friday, December 22 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be Saturday at 10:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 272 Division Street, Elgin with burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery immediately following. Service will be officiated by Father Yovanny Dorado.

Please call O’Connor-Leetz Funeral, 847-741-1400 for further information.

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