Justo Rodriguez, 91, died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Millers Merry Manor in Wabash. He lived in Port Lavaca, Texas most of his life. He was born on May 5, 1922 in Falls City, Texas to the late Justo and Guadalupe (Munoz) Rodriguez. He recently moved to Wabash to be with his family. A special thank you goes to Millers Merry Manor for taking exceptional care of Justo.
Justo served his country as a Combat Engineer and a Bridge Carpenter in the United States Army during WWII in Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe and France, where he received one Service Stripe, four Overseas Service Bars, EAME Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Ribbon. Justo Rodriguez married Lydia Martinez, who died on Dec. 11, 2002. He worked as a custodian for the First United Methodist Church in Port Lavaca, Texas for 27 years. He also did gardening and yard work. Justo was a man after God's own heart. He led a simple life. Justo belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Port Lavaca, Texas.
Justo is survived by a son, Alfonso Rodriguez (Paula Morgan) of Noblesville; six daughters, Mrs. Tim (Guadalupe) Ryder, Marion, Nasaria Weaver, Wabash, Mrs. Michael (Eduvina "Edwina") Keen, Wabash, Marina Ross, Wabash, Mrs. Roy (Olga) Galvan, Gas City, and Mrs. Elix (Elva) Brewer, Carrollton, Texas; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was also preceded in death by a sister, brother and half-brother, along with his parents.
Funeral services were Dec. 20 at McDonald Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial followed in the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine with Military Honors.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com.