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.
my heart goes out to the entire fernandez family. i am just learning of jose’ death today and did not have the opportunity to attend his services. we are so sorry that we could not be there to celebrate his life and to share our condolences in person.
jose will always be remembered by the little angels family of residents and staff. he was a kind, great and hard working man.
may his kindness live on in his children and grandchildren. god bless you all!