OBITUARY

Daniel Alva Rodriguez Jr.

May 2, 1930May 12, 2021
Obituary of Daniel Alva Rodriguez Jr.
Daniel Alva Rodriguez Jr. passed away in his sleep Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in Monticello, Minnesota. Daniel was born on May 2, 1930 in Cameron, Texas and after his family moved to Dallas in 1944, Daniel attended Crozier Tech High School and enlisted in the United States Army, seeing combat duty in Korea. Upon returning to Dallas, he joined Reliable Battery Company, serving for 38 years as a technician until 1992, and enjoyed nearly three decades of retirement thereafter. A member of St. Monica Catholic Church for 56 years, he served as an usher for a number of years. His most prized activity was as a volunteer baseball coach at St. Monica from 1974 through 1986, and helped the Bearcats earn three city championships for the junior high division. He spoke fondly of all his players and remembered countless memories of each player he coached. "Coach Rod" stressed the value of education through sports, becoming young men for others. Daniel is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lucille of Monticello, Minnesota, children Danny (Maureen), Roman, and Monica Carson (Brian), five grandchildren (Emma, Noah, Katherine, Sophia, and Faith), brothers John and Joe, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Reyes (Alva) Rodriguez, and brothers and sisters Isaac, Abel, Ophelia Viviero, and Celia Rocha. Our comfort in losing Daniel is that we know where he is and that his earthly father and Heavenly Father were there to greet him. We give glory to God and recall the Lord's response to those who keep his word: "well done, good and faithful servant". --- Visitation will be held at Calvary Hill Cemetery, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 4:00-8:00 pm, Rosary at 6:00 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Monica Catholic Church, 9933 Midway Road, Thursday, May 27, 2021, 11:00 am. Burial, Calvary Hill Cemetery, May 27, 2021 12:00 pm, reception to follow at 1:00 pm.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Visitation

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Rosary Service

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Mass of Chrisitan Burial

Thursday, May 27, 2021

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Daniel Alva Rodriguez Jr.