Ismael Gutierrez SR.
VICTORIA — Ismael Gutierrez Sr., 87, returned to his heavenly creator on January 9, 2021 while surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Alejandro and Josefina Gutierrez in Myersville, Tx on July 4, 1933. On October 10, 1954, he married the love of his life Jesusa “Susie” Olguin. Months later they created their legacy and the ones they call family. Ismael was involved in his local church, Jerusalem Family Praise Center where he served as deacon, church trustee, former worship leader, member of the Men’s Ministry and was blessed to be a part of the group Faith Poder where he had the opportunity to record his first album. He was founder of his construction cement company, Gutierrez and Son, in 1978 and was known as the concrete legend and one of the first Cement Contractors in Victoria and surrounding areas. He was a man of exceptional faith, a selfless giver, hardworking man, outgoing and adventurous, baseball fan, and most importantly a man whose family was the center of his world. He loved to travel and create the memories that lasted a lifetime. His accordion was used to worship the God he served. As everyone knew, Juicy Fruit was his go to gum and would share a piece or two with the ones he cared about. With the many jokes he had, he had those around him with a smile from ear to ear. Ismael is preceded in death by his parents; Alejandro Sr. and Josefina Gutierrez. Wife; Susie Gutierrez. Daughters; Betty Gutierrez, and Esmeralda Alvarez. Brothers; Manuelito Gutierrez, Guadalupe Gutierrez, and Simon Gutierrez. He is survived by his Sisters; Olivia Bernal, Dora Padilla, Janie Gonzalez, Estella Martinez, and Elvira Valadez. Brother; Alex Gutierrez Jr. Children; Elva (Jerry) Figirova, Norma (John) Brown, Ismael Jr (Veronica) Gutierrez, and Josie (Aaron) Arangua. He left behind 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Family would like to thank the many nurses from Crown Hospice of Victoria. Pallbearers are Aaron Arangua, John Brown, Jerry Figirova, Isreal Alvarez, Isaac Gutierrez, Zachary Gutierrez, and Jose Ramirez. Honorary Pallbearers are Jordan Barnette, Izaiah Gutierrez, CC Reese, Nik Torres, Adriano Garcia, and Gutierrez Cement Contractors Employees. Visitation will be Wednesday January 13, 2021 from 4 - 8 pm with a 6:30 service at Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home in Victoria. On Thursday, January 14th at 12pm a visitation will take place at Jerusalem Family Praise Center with a funeral service beginning at 1pm. Burial to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. There will never be another Ismael Gutierrez Sr., our Daddy, our hero, simply a part of him will live on forever uniquely in the lives of all those he loved and touched. His sempiternal love will guide us always. Attendees are asked to please respect social distancing and wearing a face mask is encouraged.
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