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Francisco E Carreno

January 28, 1928 — January 24, 2019

Francisco E. Carreno Jr. “Don Poncho” 90, of Plano, IL. passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Season's Hospice and Palliative Care in Naperville. He was born on January 28, 1928 in Brownsville, Texas to Francisco and Anita (Espinoza) Carreno. He married Juanita Esparza on July 6, 1947 in Brownsville, Texas and was happily married until her passing in 2005.

Frank was originally from Texas and farmed for many years in West Texas.  He moved his family to Plano, IL. in 1970 and was hired by Caterpillar. He retired from Cat and was a proud member of Local 145 UAW. He served in the United States Army Air Force in 1946 as a military policeman. He was a loyal Dallas Cowboy fan, enjoyed shooting pool, fishing, and woodworking. Love Tejan and Country music, picked his guitar, played the accordion, and loved telling stories to his grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons, Frank (Angie) Carreno, Tom (Carla) Carreno, all of Plano, IL, Juan (Alma) Carreno, and Patricio (Maria Elena) Esparza both of Texas. His daughters; Celia Valle of Aurora, IL., Delia (David) Limon, and Lydia (Jesus) Flores all of Plano, IL. His sisters; Emilia Sandoval of Texas and Vicenta Cabral of Illinois, 27 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 3 great great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Juanita, his daughter Oralia Sanchez, his granddaughter Kari Ann Carreno, his grandson Jose Luis Sanchez, his parents Francisco and Anita Carreno, his brothers; Juan, Tomas, and Alfredo, his sisters; Micaela Lopez, Felipa Solis, and Eugenia Medina, his son-in-law Jose Luis Valle, his sister- in- law Maria Alica Carreno, and his brother -in-laws, Jose Solis, Juan Medina, Jose Sandoval, and Manuel Lopez.

 Visitation will be held on January 28, 2019 at the Beverage Family Funeral Home from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

The Carreno family would like to thank Frank’s doctors and staff in the ER of Rush-Copley Medical Center, and the wonderful staff at Season’s Hospice and Palliative Care in Naperville for the loving care at this difficult time.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Beverage Family Funeral Home

104 Terry St, Sandwich, IL 60548

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