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“Sorry to hear about your dad.We were shocked when we found out.Prayers to your family.My husband and I went to school with him.My husband used to...Read More »
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“I´m so sorry to hear about your father. He was a great person . One day I stop by to take some mole &rice . He was so surprised he said thank you ....Read More »
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“I'm so sorry to hear of Ruben's passing. He was good guy very quiet. He live down the street from my father and next to my father-in-law's house.I...Read More »
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Ruben J. Velazquez, 69 of Rock Falls died Tuesday July 27, 2021.

He was born on July 2, 1952 in Sterling the son of Teodoro Juan (Maria Isabel (Gonzalez) Velazquez Aguila. He graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1971. Ruben had worked at Wosoba Auto Supply, Garage Door Specialists and most recently for Kunes Auto Group. Ruben enjoyed working on his old cars, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles, spending time with his family, friends at Workman's Harley Davidson and breakfast with his "Harley family" at Maple Pancake House. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandsons, and granddogs Jeter and Bella.

Survivors include his son, James (Kimberly) Velazquez and daughter, Melissa (Tony) Ward both of Rock Falls; his grandsons: Clay and Kody Velazquez and Peyton and Colby Ward; his sisters: Maria Elvia (David) Garcia of Georgetown TX, Irma (Juan) Chavez of Sterling, Esperanza "Hope" (Rick Roberts) Rhodes of Sterling and Delia (Miguel) Escrabano of Gibson City, IL; his brothers: Antonio (Treasure) Velazquez of Rock Falls and Luis Velazquez of Sterling.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Juan Jose Velazquez.

A gathering of friends and family will take place on Tuesday August 3, 2021 from 9 – 10:45 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sterling with the Reverend Jorge Bravo officiating

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in his memory.