OBITUARY

Juan Gutierrez

January 11, 1945February 2, 2021
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Juan Gutierrez, age 76, of Ft Worth, Texas passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Juan was born January 11, 1945 in Bishop, TX.

Juan was a sheet metal worker for over 40 years. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Cubs fan. He loved cooking out with family and friends and traveling with his wife. More than anything he loved his family.

He is survived by wife Dolores (Benavidez) Gutierrez, children: Celeste Placeres, husband Wilfred; Laura Gutierrez; Jay Gutierrez, wife Gail; and Christine Ziemba; 8 Grandchildren: Sabrina , Anthony, Xenia, Nicolas, Isabelle, Maddox, Addilyn and Aiden; 3 Great-grandchildren: Amaya, Xiomara and Isaiah; Brothers: Roberto, Gilbert, Manuel and Julian; sisters: Virginia and Margarita; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and brothers/sisters of Sheet Metal Workers Local 73.

A Visitation will be held Monday, Feb.8, 2021 at 1:00PM, at Keller Old Town Funeral Home with a Rosary to begin at 1:30PM. Funeral Services to follow at 2:00 PM in Keller Old Town Funeral Home Chapel. Livestreaming of the Rosary and Service can be viewed on Keller's Old Town Funeral Home Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to: The WHO at covid19responsefund.org (in memory of Juan Gutierrez).

From the family: We would like to thank everyone who kept Juan in their thoughts and prayers while he fought Covid, and to those who have reached out recently with kind words, sweet memories and condolences during this very difficult time. We thank you endlessly. Please stay healthy and safe. Our love to all.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.kellersoldtownfuneralhome.com for the Gutierrez family.

  • FAMILY

  • Dolores Benevidez Gutierrez, Wife
  • Celeste Placeres (Wilfred), Daughter
  • Laura Gutierrez, Daughter
  • Jay Gutierrez (Gail), Son
  • Christine Ziemba, Daughter
  • Sabrina, Grandchild
  • Anthony, Grandchild
  • Xenia, Grandchild
  • Nicolas, Grandchild
  • Isabelle, Grandchild
  • Maddox, Grandchild
  • Addilyn, Grandchild
  • Aiden, Grandchild
  • Amaya, Great Grandchild
  • Xiomara, Great Grandchild
  • Isaiah, Great Grandchild
  • Roberto, Brother
  • Gilbert, Brother
  • Manuel, Brother
  • Julian, Brother
  • Virginia, Sister
  • Margarita, Sister
  • and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and brothers/sisters of Sheet Metal Workers Local 73.

Services

  • Juan Gutierrez

    Monday, February 8, 2021

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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 8, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Monday, February 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 8, 2021

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Ann Freiburger

February 8, 2021

Chris, family and friends, I just watched Juan's Memorial on my 60 inch TV. What an Amazing gift technology is. I never thought so many visceral emotions were possible via a virtual experience. I was captivated as one honor after another after another exuded through my TV screen. The love languages spoken touched me deeply. There was no need for an interpreter. The Sentiments spoken, the Singer, the Songs, the folding of Our American Flag...every single part of that beautiful tribute left my chest aching, my throat and my head hurting and my heart full of Love. I stood alone in my living room and wrapped my arms around myself as I danced to the gorgeous songs. I closed my eyes as I envisioned Juan and the Angels standing around God's Great Throne. You have an extraordinary family. The collective Faith, Loyalty and Love at that memorial gathering was palpable through the cyber world. I shall forever be a changed human being because of it. It is very evident that Juan was a great steward of our Lord. Juan nurtured and taught and left behind all that a heart ever needs to thrive. It was an Honor being with all of you today. Our Lord's great "gift of memory" will help to sustain you all in the days and years ahead. I wish you LOVE. Aunt Annie.

ERIC BUTTNER

February 8, 2021

So so sorry to hear about Juan - I have been thinking about you all since I learned the news. My cousin and friend Tracy and Todd (Rumlow) lived across the street from you all in West Dundee and I was a frequent visitor to your home when I was in town visiting Todd and Tracy (I’m from Dallas). Juan and I would talk about his brother in Texas and plans to move/retire there as well as talk about the Texas Rangers baseball team of course! Juan was truly an enjoyable person to be around and his hospitality was always appreciated. I am so sorry we lost touch (after Todd and Tracy sold their West Dundee home and moved), especially as it was always my intent to meet up with Juan when he did finally move to Texas! As it turns out, I live about 30 minutes away from Keller (Justin TX). I am of course glad to stop by and if there is anything I can do, please let me know. Eric

John Ziemba

February 8, 2021

Thank you for being such a wonderful Father in Law, I have so many memoires.

With all my love,

John

Denise Mata Guerra

February 8, 2021

Lola, Celeste, Laura, Jay & Christine,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Compadre Juan will be greatly missed. We enjoyed all the visits through out the years that brought our families together. So many laughs, happiness and love shared with all of you. My parents wanted you to know that, their best times were with you & Juan staying with them at their house and just talking and spending time together. They are truly saddened by his passing and Compadre Juan will always be in their (our) hearts. We love you all and we know Compadre Juan is in our Lord’s loving arms. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Our most sincerest condolences,
Denise Guerra, Jesus & Jesusa Mata & the entire Mata family.

Michael and Mary Jean Sremaniak

February 8, 2021

Our sincerest sympathies to Dolores and Family. We were very saddened to hear about Juan. We think of him often as we reminisce about the days of he, Mike and dad working together at Gus Berthold. For sure he developed Mike's love for Mexican food when he shared all the good home cooking at breaks and lunch time. Juan had the best smile and we have pictures from our wedding to prove that. We will always continue to remember him fondly.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Michael and Mary Jean Sremaniak, Bill Sremaniak

Freddie Benavidez

February 8, 2021

Dee, our deepest sympathies to you, my sobrino "J" y sobrinas, Chetty, Laura, Chris & grandkids. Our prayers are with you all. I'll always treasure all the great times I was fortunate to share with the Cuñado at 10101 So. Bensley Ave. & 9324 So. Colfax & all the train rides growing up!
Cuñado, thanks for letting me drive you around in your Cadillac Coupe De Ville, I have fond memories of you taking me to Calumet Park to play baseball and playing football at Bessmar Park and most recently visiting you at your knew home.
I will miss you but never forget you. Rest In Peace my brother. I love you.

Tom & Julie Wagener

February 8, 2021

Today with a sad heart and tears in my eyes I have to say good- by to a good friend of 45 years.
Juanzo and I worked many years together, we went golfing and to the “white Sox” games tho Juanzo claimed he was a “cubs” fan- I often wondered why we never went to a cubs game? On Christmas Eve I would ring his door bell( no I wasn’t dressed like Santa) but I did always wear my “white Sox” jacket so Juanzo could raze me a few more times.
The memories my family and I have with Juanzo will never be forgotten nor will he.
Rest In Peace my friend and till we meet again.
Tom and Julie Wagener and Family

Xenia Labombarbe

February 8, 2021

Grandpa. Grumpinator. Grumpy. Gramps. All names I've called you, and all names you've answered to. I love you more than words can ever explain.

I have sooo many memories with you. Tailgating. Going to Cubs games. Road tripping to Texas. You coming to my games. Going to get autographs; the list goes on and on. I will forever hold on tight to memories of you. I can still hear your grito, and I can still hear your laugh. I'm thankful for everything you taught me, and for everything you did for me. So thank you gramps. My life wouldn't be the same without you, and I'll miss you like crazy.

Love you mucho mucho ♡

Sabrina Placeres

February 7, 2021

One of the memories that's brought me happiness in an otherwise sad week has been remembering a time when my brother and I joined my Grandpa on a 5K run. Unlike Grandpa (a lifelong runner), we had no business running in the race; not only had we not registered, but we probably hadn't ever walked 5 kilometers. Grandpa won a medal for finishing among the first in his age group; my brother and I, on the other hand, struggled through the course and finished with the powerwalkers and tweens. Grandpa was beaming with pride as he shared his news and while our own egos were a little bruised, we couldn't help but be proud of him, too. When I think of my Grandpa, I think of him as he was that day: beaming with a bright and beautiful smile.

I love you, Grandpa, and I am so grateful for the memories we made.

Bowie - Zamora Family

February 7, 2021

Dolores and family,

We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but let us share our heart-felt condolence.

Today and always, may loving memories of Tío Tito bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

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Biography

Juan Gutierrez, age 76, of Ft Worth, Texas passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Juan was born January 11, 1945 in Bishop, TX.

A Visitation will be held Monday, Feb.8, 1:00PM, at Keller Old Town Funeral Home with a
Rosary to begin at 1:30PM. Funeral Services to follow at 2:00 PM in Keller Old Town Funeral Home Chapel. The service will be live streamed beginning at 1:30PM on Monday for the Rosary and service.

Survivors: Wife, Dolores (Benavidez) Gutierrez; children: Celeste Placeres and husband Wilfred, Laura Gutierrez, Jay Gutierrez and wife Gail, Christine Ziemba; 8 Grandchildren: Sabrina , Anthony, Xenia, Nicolas, Isabelle, Maddox, Addilyn and Aiden; 3 Great-grandchildren: Amaya, Xiomara and Isaiah; Brothers: Roberto, Gilbert, Manuel and Julian; sisters, Virginia and Margarita; numerous nieces, nephews and friends and brothers/sisters of Sheet Metal Workers Local 73

From the family: We would like to thank everyone who kept Juan in their thoughts and prayers while he fought Covid, and to those who have reached out recently with kind words, sweet memories and condolences during this very difficult time. We thank you endlessly. Please stay healthy and safe. Our love to all.