Gabriel Zuniga, Sr. (1939 – 2003)

Gabriel Zuniga Sr. age 64, a resident of Racine, died Sunday July 27, 2003 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Born on March 23, 1939 in Edenburg Texas, he was the son of the late Miguel and Canuta (Gracia) Zuniga Jr.

He was educated in the schools of Texas. He moved to Milwaukee in 1955 and resided there until coming to Racine in 1964. On May 26, 1960, he married Rosalie Carrillo at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Milwaukee. He was employed for many years at Racine Steel Castings and retired in 2001.

He was a member of St. Richard of Chichester Catholic Church in Racine. He was also a member of Bell City Credit Union. He enjoyed time spent with his family, and respecially the times spent along the lakefront while picnicking. He loved camping and traveling, and enjoyed all kinds of Mexican music.

He is survived by his wife Rosalie of Racine; 1 son Gabriel J. Zuniga Jr. of Racine; 7 daughters, Anita (Hector) Medina, Mary Cruz, Carolina (Richard) Cruz, all of Racine; Veronica Rath of Dearborn Hts. MI, Lisa (Cecelio) Mendoza, Elena Zuniga and Dora (Scott) Schuster, also all of Racine. He is further survived by 1 brother Pedro (Rosa) Zuniga of Oak Creek WI, and 3 sisters; Lucia Sanchez, Albina Ramirez and Gloria (Pedro) Morado all of Racine, twenty one grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and honored memories of his special niece San Juanita Ortega.

Funeral services for Mr. Zuniga will be held on Friday August 1, 2003 at St. Richards of Chichester Catholic Church 1509 Grand Ave ? Racine at 11:00am. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 10:00am until the time services. Burial will take place at Graceland cemetery.

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