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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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

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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

Bruce Barnett

Posted at 08:36am
Our heart is very saddened. JR and Ana were long time friends and had such a big heart. Bruce and Brinda Barnett
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