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Esperanza "Joe" Rodriguez DeLeon

March 8, 1929 September 23, 2020
Esperanza "Joe" Rodriguez DeLeon
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Obituary for Esperanza "Joe" Rodriguez DeLeon

Esperanza “Joe” Rodriguez DeLeon, 91, of Puerto Rico was called home to the Lord on September 23, 2020. He was born March 8, 1929 in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, son of Teleforo Rodriguez Y Garcia and Isidra Leon Gonzalez y Rodriguez.

Joe moved to the United States at the age of 18. He became employed with the State of Michigan, Department of Management and Budget. He worked there for many years up to his retirement in 1981 and then moved back to Puerto Rico to enjoy his retirement years. He enjoyed traveling back to Michigan to spend time with family and friends. After hurricane Maria in 2017 and his declining health conditions, he came back to Michigan to be cared for by his family.

He is survived by his daughter Cecilia Gilson, son Leo Roy DeLeon; grandchildren: Wanda Ophaug, Sheila McCulloch, Adam Starin, Kevin Starin, Marcus DeLeon, Alyssa DeLeon; great grandchildren: Larry, Abigail, Krystian, Levi, Dakota, Alex, Amara, Aaron, Ariana; great great-grandchildren: Traci-May, Hailley, Khalila, and Zahara; brother Pedro, and sisters, Julia, Asuncion, and Alejandrina, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his 1st wife Velda Gierke and wife, Agapi “Millie” DeLeon; granddaughter, Erica DeLeon, great granddaughters Cecilia Johnson and Korynne McCulloch, 5 sisters and 5 brothers.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, 301 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837, with visitation from 12:00 p.m. until service time. Masks are required at the funeral home. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Health Care Hospice in memory of Esperanza “Joe” DeLeon. Online condolences may be shared at www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Wednesday

30

Sep

12:00 PM 9/30/2020 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 9/30/2020 2:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

30

Sep

2:00 PM 9/30/2020 2:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States
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