Elias Rodriguez

Elias Rodriguez

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Elias “JR” Rodriguez, 76, Leavenworth, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the Eisenhower VA Medical Center. He was born on August 4, 1944 in Leavenworth to Elias and Juanita (Inojos) Rodriguez.
JR attended the Old Cathedral school and graduated from Leavenworth Senior High in 1962. After a brief family vacation to Mexico he enlisted in the US Navy on July 20, 1962 and was assigned to the USS Coral Sea until his honorable discharge on August 2, 1965. He loved serving his country and was proud to let anyone know he was a veteran.
JR worked at the old Goodjohn’s Sach and Door Company, before he decided to try something different in laying carpet. On January 1, 1978 he opened his own store called Discount Carpets. He enjoyed bowling, golf and had a great sense of humor.
He met the love of his life, Ana Maria Nunez and dated for several years before they decided to get married on September 16, 1972 in Leavenworth at the Immaculate Conception Church. From this marriage two children were born, Kristi and Eduardo.
He was a member of the American Legion post 23, Veterans of Foreign Wars post 56, Knights of Columbus council 900 and a member of the Immaculate Conception parish.
Jr is survived by his son, Eduardo (Christina) Rodriguez, Chula Vista CA, grandchildren Eddie Rodriguez, Alex Cervantes, Christian Cervantes, and Charlee Da Rosa, Chula Vista CA, brother Ray (Connie) Rodriguez and his favorite sister in law Chata Brawner, Jamul CA. Numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse Ana M. Rodriguez, daughter Kristin A. Rodriguez, and brother Thomas G. Rodriguez.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 4, 2021 at R L Leintz funeral home 5:00 - 7:00 pm with a rosary to be said at 5:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 5, 2021 at Immaculate Conception catholic church at 11:00 am, with Fr. Glenn Snow, O.Carm officiating. Burial will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery with military honors at 12:30 pm.
Memorials in his name may be directed to: “The Point Man Ministries” c/o The Rock of Ages Church or VAMC Volunteer Services, Building 160.
R. L. Leintz funeral home has been entrusted with arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 4th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, April 4th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    R.L. Leintz Funeral Home
    4701 10th Ave.
    Leavenworth, KS 66048
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  • Service

    Monday, April 5th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Monday, April 5th, 2021 11:00am
    Immaculate Conception Church
    711 N. 5th Street
    Leavenworth, KS 66048
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Glenn Snow, O.Carm.


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Posted at 06:36pm
Lo siento mucho y los acompaño en sus sentimientos. Solo quería compartir unas palabras alentadoras de Jehová Dios en su palabra la biblia acerca de nuestros seres queridos que fallecieron. ¿Quiénes resucitarán? Jesús dijo que “todos los que están en las tumbas conmemorativas oirán su voz y saldrán” (Juan 5:28, 29, nota). Y la Biblia también dice: “El mar entregó a los muertos que había en él, y la muerte y la Tumba entregaron a los muertos que había en ellas” (Apocalipsis 20:13). Así que igual que Jesús resucitó a Lázaro desde su tumba aquí en la tierra después de tres días así también hará con nuestros seres queridos que han fallecido. Sí, miles de millones de personas resucitarán aquí en la tierra. El apóstol Pablo dijo que “va a haber una resurrección tanto de justos como de injustos” (lea Hechos 24:15). ¿Qué quiso decir? Entre ellos están los miles de millones de personas que no tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer a Jehová. Aunque murieron, Jehová no se ha olvidado de ellos. Adonde dice la biblia que los resucitarán? Salmos 37:29 nos dice: Los justos heredarán la tierra y vivirán en ella para siempre. Como pudieron ver es aquí en la tierra donde resucitarán y vivirán para siempre en ella. De seguro es una esperanza maravillosa para los resucitados y también una bendición para aquellos que sirvan a Jehová y por su misericordia estar presentes para recibirlos. Él los resucitará y les dará la oportunidad de conocerlo y de ser sus siervos igual que Lázaro y otros en la biblia que fueron resucitado aquí en la tierra con el poder que Jehová le dio a su amado hijo Jesús. Desean aprender que es lo que Jehová Dios nos dice en su palabra la biblia para poder estar entre aquellos que recibirán a sus seres queridos descansando en la muerte? Déjenme saber a mi correo electrónico o visitando a y pidiendo un estudio gratuito de la biblia. Con mucho gusto lo ayudaremos.

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Posted at 09:34am
Our deepest condolences to a family who has lost so many. Ray and Shirley Hooker 294 Saddleback Rd. Austin, Tx 78737
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Melinda K Reindl

Posted at 10:11pm
Rest in peace. Love and respect, Bill & Melinda Reindl

Terry Campbell

Posted at 10:21am
Sorry to learn of JR's passing. He was such and kind and gentle individual. Kay and I send our sincere sympathy and condolences to his family and friends.
Terry & Kay Campbell

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