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“So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful , sweet man! Hugs to you all . ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Laura Long - Friend

“I first met Lorenzo in 1974 and I was able to realize that he was truly genuine and a extremely hard worker. I have always held him in the most...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: JOHN JOHNSON - MELBOURNE, FL

“I'm so sorry to all of you!Prayers to all! ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Martin Fredericks - Rock Falls, IL

“To all of the Cervantes Family, my heart goes out to you.I have always admired his work ethic.After 52 years I just lost my beautiful wife Barbara.I...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Fredericks - Sterling, IL

“Our deepest condolences to the Cervantes family. Thinking of you all, Sending prayers. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Delores Esparza and Family.

“To my Godmother and family, I send my prayers and condolences to you and family. I was happy that I got to visit you in sterling a few years back....Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Catherine Marruffo Tomaselli

“Sorry for your loss ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Heron Salmon - Sterling, IL

“My condolences on the loss of your Father, Grandfather, and hero. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Keith Segura

“My sincere condolences on your family´s loss. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. My prayers are with all of you. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Lucy Puentes and family - Friend

“Our deepest sympathy in the loss of this amazing man. He was a hard worker, funny and so kind. Prayers and hugs to his family. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Gary and Judy Hall & family

“Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed talking with him. Always a smile when ever I saw him he always took time to say hello to me. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Mindy Todd - Sterling, IL


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Lorenzo Cervantes, 98, of Sterling, passed away peacefully on Monday April 18, 2022 at Rock River Hospice & Home.

He was born in Uvalde, TX the son of Jesus and Catalina (Valdez) Cervantes. He was a veteran of WW II having served from Feb 18, 1943 – Nov 2, 1945 in the U.S. Army Special Forces with the Devil Brigade. He was awarded the Silver Maple Leaf by the Canadian Government and a Bronze Star by the US Government. He married Concha Garcia on January 10, 1949 in Sterling. He was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co for 36 years retiring from the conditioning yard. Lorenzo attended St. Mary Catholic Church and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan. For many years he did lawn maintenance and landscaping.

Survivors include his wife, Concha; daughters: Mary Kay Kested (Terry Smith) and Laura (Donald) Conklen; sons: Tony (Sally) Cervantes, Lorenzo (Dana)
Cervantes Jr and David Cervantes; 10 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Private burial with military honors will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling, with the Reverend James R. Kennan officiating. There will be no visitation.