|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1940|
|Death: ||May 31, 2010|
Agustin M. "Joe" Villa, 69, of Sterling, IL, died peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on Monday May 31, 2010, at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore from complications of diabetes. He was born on October 29, 1940, in Greeley, CO, the son of Manuel and Antonia (Manzano) Villa. He married the former Karen Douglass on November 20, 1965, in Sterling, IL. Joe was employed as a welder at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling for 32 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Sterling, IL, and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, playing golf, fishing, hunting, and each year going to On Holden Pond near Oregon, IL, with his children and grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Karen; six children: Joe (Mary Jo) Villa of Janesville, WI, Kelly (Deborah) Villa of Eufaula, OK, Timothy (Stacey) Villa of Rock Falls, IL, Pennie (David) Smith of Sterling, IL, Tammy (David) Barajas of Sterling, and LuAnne Stanford of Ottawa, IL; 12 grandchildren: Christopher, Sara and Katie Villa of Janesville, Manuel and Daniel Villa of Cheyanne, WY, Hayden Villa of Rock Falls, Ashley and Shawn Fritz of Rock Falls, Courtney and Josh Smith of Sterling, and Madyson Feather and Mia Barajas of Sterling; two great-grandchildren: Aryahna Villa of Janesville, and Hunter Fritz of Sterling. Also surviving are five brothers, five sisters, and over 100 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Jenny Dennis. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday June 3, 2010 at 10 a.m. in ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH in Sterling, with the Reverend Moises Apostal, Celebrant officiating. Burial will fol-low at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the MCDONALD FUNERAL HOME, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls.
Janesville Gazette June 2, 2010.
Manuel D Villa (1914 - 2002)
Antonia Manzano Villa (1916 - 1994)
Karen Rae Douglass Villa (1946 - 2011)*
Jennie Villa Dennis (1937 - 1986)*
Agustin M Villa (1940 - 2010)
Created by: Sue
Record added: Aug 11, 2011
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