Jose Valencia

Jose J. Valencia

1943 - 2021

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Jose J. Valencia Medina. October 12, 1943 - March 29, 2021. Wheeling, Illinois - Jose J. Valencia, age 77, passed away at his home in Wheeling on Monday, March 29, 2021. At his time of passing, he was with whom he loved most: his wife and his three daughters. Jose was born in Purísima del Rincón, Jalisco, Mexico on October 12, 1943. He was the son of the late Marcelino and Petra (Medina) Valencia. He grew up in Mexico, served in the Mexican Armed Forces in 1963, and emigrated to the United States in 1976 where he stayed the rest of his life. Jose enjoyed returning to Mexico every summer to visit his family. Jose learned to speak English as an adult, became an American citizen, bought a home where he would spend his life, worked for the local school district, and retired with over 7 years worth of accumulated vacation and sick time. To the very end, he never took a sick day. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Antonia Valencia. Surviving him are his wife of 49 years, Victoria; his daughters, Adriana Bravo (Jorge), Gabriela Simmons (Jermaine), and Veronica Roman (Jacob); adopted son Miguel Ángel Alcazar, Jr; and his eight grandchild, Angelika and Xavier Bravo, Mya Teran, Izaiah and Cattleya Simmons, and Avian, Azaria, and Alyza Roman. If you have memories or photos you would like to share, please follow the link below. Services will be held at Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 S Milwaukee Ave, in Wheeling, on Friday, April 2. Visitation will be held 3pm to 7pm, and a Life Celebration to follow from 7pm to 8pm. Please wear a mask.
Friday
2
April

Visitation

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, April 2, 2021
Kolssak Funeral Home
189 S Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, Illinois, United States
(847) 537-6600
Friday
2
April

Life Celebration

7:00 pm
Friday, April 2, 2021
Kolssak Funeral Home
189 S Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, Illinois, United States
(847) 537-6600