Jose Fernandez Fernandez, 89, of Elgin died Monday, May 4, 2009 at Sherman Hospital. Born on February 17, 1920 in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico, he was the son of Eliseo and Julia Fernandez.

Jose is preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers, two sisters, his first wife, Maria Fernandez, and their first child.

He is survived by his wife, Maria D. Fernandez Cedillo; seven children; Irma Fernandez Fernandez, Humberto (Beatriz) Fernandez Fernandez, Hector (Carolina) Fernandez Fernandez, Fernando (Socorro) Fernandez Fernandez, Anna (Jesse) Buck, Arturo (Brittney) Fernandez, Julia Fernandez; his niece, Olga Mancha Fernandez; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2009 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 8, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fr. Diego Ospina, officiating. Burial will be private. For more information or to leave a condolence, call (847) 741-1400.

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