Joe Medrano, Sr. June 19, 1932 - October 8, 2017

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(STOCKTON, CA) Joe Medrano, Sr., 85, returned to his heavenly home on October 8, 2017 after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Joe was born to the late Francis and Josefina Medrano in Hobbs, Texas on June 19, 1932. He graduated from Rotan High School, served in the US Army and attended Colorado College and University of New Mexico. Joe enjoyed a successful 27 year career at Ponca Wholesale in Pueblo Colorado and served on the Board of directors for Colorado State Candy and Tobacco Association. Joe settled in Stockton, California in 1992 after marrying Lois Koenig. He was very active in the Church of the Presentation where he was a member of The Knights of Columbus and Legion of Mary. Joe was blessed with a large family. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Lois; his sons Joseph (Janice) of Pueblo, CO, John Anthony (Charlotte) of Arvada, CO, and Jacob (Francine) Medrano; his daughters Janie (Dan) Letterman of Castle Rock, CO, Bernadette Cortinez of Henderson, NV, and Debbie (Don) Denu of Indiana; step-children John, Randy and Patrick (Tamma) Broderick and Katherine (Scott) Dial; Sisters Sally Medrano of Ft. Worth, TX and Mary Almanza of Rotan, TX along with 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by brothers Frank and David Medrano; sisters Dolores Mijares and Francis Molina; son John P. Medrano and grandsons James P. Medrano and Miguel Lucas Gonzales. Joe loved spending time with his family and friends and he is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his creator. A Rosery will be held at St. Leander’s Catholic Church, Pueblo, CO on November 2, 2017 at 12pm with the funeral to follow at 12:30 p.m. Burial will take place at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, CO.

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