Juan F. Guajardo was accepted into the Kingdom of God on October 9, 2020. He was known to many as “Big John” and was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 17, 1928. He was married to his teenage sweetheart, Diamante Guajardo, for 62 years and raised 7 children he was extremely proud of in Adrian, Michigan. Juan was a man of strong faith and his top priority was God, his family, and helping his children achieve a better life than the one he was raised in. He inspired us to be better people and to strongly pursue education and our dreams no matter how hard life could be. Juan knew no stranger; he saw everyone as a friend and was always there to help in any way he could regardless of who you were. He was extremely hard working, charismatic. His zest and passion for life was evident and his eagerness to provide for his family took him down many paths including a semi-truck driver, ranch-hand, ice cream man, and iron worker. His cleverness, quick wit, laughter and love of music made him the life of the party. His love of animals and kindness to others showed his tender side. His stature, strength, and love of God made him the pillar of our family. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed. Juan had the heart of King David and was never shy in demonstrating his faith. Heaven has gained a mighty angel and we look forward to his welcoming embrace when we ascend. He was predeceased by his eldest loving daughter (Linda Garcia), and leaves behind a wife (Diamante), six children (Lorenzo, John, Lucinda, Alma, Elisa, and Nicolas), seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Private Services will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where Juan was a devout parishioner. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made Juan's wife, Diamante Guajardo. www.PurseFuneralHome.com
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