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Margaro “Lilo” Rodriguez, 79, of Elgin, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at HCR Manor Care Center, Elgin. Born January 7, 1928 in Aguada, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Jose and Marta (Perez) Rodriguez.
Margaro served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was one of the first ten Puerto Rican families that settled in Elgin. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed dearly.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Petra (Rivera) Rodriguez; son, Ricardo Rodriguez; 3 sisters, Secundina (Tin), Mercedez (Tata), Maria Ignacia (Nacha), and 3 brothers Armeno, Tadeo and Confesor (Yinyo).

Margaro is survived by his second wife, Maria E. Tirado, 9 children, Robert, Reynaldo, Rolando, Marta, Rene, Ramon, Juanita, Roylando, Roilin; 1 sister, Placida (Tita); 22 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held Thursday June 7, 2007 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Leonardo Maldonado, officiating. Memorials may be made in Margaro’s memory to the family. For more information and to leave a condolence, please call (847) 741-1400.

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