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Joel Canas, age 87, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling.
Joel was born June 13, 1934 in La Feria, Texas the son of Epigmenio Canas and Erlinda Garcia. He was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire from September 5, 1951 until his retirement in 1985. Joel attended St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling.
He is survived by four sons and six daughters, Joel, Jr. (Cathy) Canas, Alberto Canas, Oscar Canas, Jody Canas, Mary A. (Faustino) Gutierrez, Juanita (Abel) Garcia, RoseMary Canas, Linda Canas, Sylvia O'Bryan, and Amelia Canas; 19 grandsons; 10 granddaughters; approximately 15 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Oscar Canas; one sister, Lupe Rodriguez; two brothers, Romero Canas and Leandro Canas; and one grandson, Eric Lee Lule.
Visitation will be Friday, October 1, 2021 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow at 11:00 AM with The Very Reverend James R. Keenan officiating. The funeral will be live streamed to the McDonald Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.
A memorial has been established.