Francisco "Frank" Julian Rodriguez
February 1, 1946 – April 1, 2019
Francisco Julian Rodriguez, 73, of Gering, passed away on April 1, 2019 at Regional West Medical Center. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 Am on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Gering with Father Mike McDonald officiating. Burial with military honors by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. The Rosary will be recited at 6 PM on Thursday at Christ The King Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 1-4 PM on Thursday at Gering Memorial Chapel and at the church prior to the Rosary Service. Memorials may be given to Boy Scout Troop #17 or Christ The King Catholic Church. Online condolences may be left at www.geringchapel.com
Frank was born February 1, 1946 at Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Julio and Isabel (Perez) Rodriguez. He received his education in Gering, graduating with the Class of 1964. He enlisted in the Nebraska National Guard on December 6, 1965 and served for 35 years until his honorable discharge on December 5, 2001. Frank was united in marriage to Gloria Hernandez on November 6, 1965 at Gering. The couple made their home in Gering all their married lives.
Frank worked at various companies, retiring from Regional West Medical Center. He was an active member of Christ The King Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council # 10285, and the Gering American Legion Post #2. He loved to watch Nebraska football, Western Nebraska Pioneer Baseball, and NCAA and NBA basketball.
Frank was loved by all who knew him and always had a smile on his face.
Frank is survived by his wife Gloria Rodriguez of Gering; children: Francisco J. Rodriguez II of Cheyenne, WY, Samuel (Alice) Rodriguez of Omaha, Denise A. Rodriguez (Efrain Santoyo) of Cheyenne, WY, and Andrew P. (Jessica) Rodriguez of Cheyenne, WY; grandchildren Kayleigh (Adam) Larson, Bobbyjo Rodriguez, Chelsey Rodriguez, Tyler Rodriguez, Carina Colin (Noe Torres), Genaro Colin, Efrain Santoyo Jr., Ramiro Santoyo, Abbigail Rodriguez, and Kurtis Rodriguez; great-grandchildren Clare, Luke, and Benjamin Larson, Jedediah Rodriguez, and Lilya, Saul, and Vianey Torres; sister Mary Ellen Garcia of Denver, CO; brothers Mark (Jennie) Rodriguez of Denver, CO and Anthony (Ginger) Rodriguez of Maryland; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents, sister Phyllis Ramirez, and mother and father-in-law Josephine and Lorenzo Hernandez.
- Genaro Colin, Casket Bearer
- Lee Salas, Casket Bearer
- Rudy Hernandez II, Casket Bearer
- Mark Daniel Rodriguez, Casket Bearer
- Elvis Garcia, Casket Bearer
- Efrain Santoyo, Jr., Casket Bearer
- Ramiro Santoyo, Honorary Pallbearer
- Kurtis Rodriguez, Honorary Pallbearer
- Luke Larson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Benjamin Larson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Saul Torres Colin, Honorary Pallbearer
- Jedediah Rodriguez, Honorary Pallbearer
- Adam Larson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Efrain Santoyo, Sr., Honorary Pallbearer
- Noe Torres, Honorary Pallbearer
- Boy Scout Troop #17
- Christ The King Catholic Church
- Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2019
- Rosary Thursday, April 4, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 5, 2019
Francisco "Frank" Julian Rodriguez
April 5, 2019
Gloria and family, my mom and I are so sorry for your loss. Frank was a very kind man and he always said hello first with his smile. Gloria I admired your relationship. I could see that not only were you and Frank husband and wife, you were each others best friend. A beautiful, genuine, fun couple. All those Cultural dance practices with my sister Shelly, Andrew, Raul, and the rest of the group... We sure did share some good times and laughs. Thinking of your family foundly with prayers.
God Bless you,
Eva M. Quevedo
Debra L. Quevedo
April 3, 2019
We send our deepest condolences to the entire Rodriguez family. We grew up with the Rodriguez children and knew Frank and Gloria very well. He always had a welcoming smile on his face and would always make me smile. May God Bless each of you and comfort you in your time of need.
Lynna Pina and Lusiano Pina Jr.