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Juan Antonio Velasquez
(07-27-1961 - 11-17-2019)

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Juan Antonio Velasquez, 58, of Elgin passed away on November 17, 2019 with his family by his side, after a long battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and friends and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggles that ultimately gave him peace.
Juan grew up in Elgin, IL. He was born on July 27, 1961 in Eagle Pass, TX to Zenon and Maria Velasquez.
Juan is survived by his father Zenon and siblings Irma Velasquez, Yolanda Velasquez, Fidencia (Octavio) Alfaro, Maria Velasquez, Zenon (Maricela) Velasquez, Endelia (Jaime) Boyzo, Gerardo Velasquez, George Velasquez, and Jesse Velasquez.
Juan did not have children of his own, but was blessed with many nieces and nephews who loved their uncle John and whom he loved dearly.
He leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that he felt were his family as well.
Juan was preceded in death by his mother Maria and his nephew David, whom he loved so very much.
Next to God family was everything to Juan.
Juan had a successful 30+ year career at Allstate Insurance Company. If you knew Juan, you knew he always had his camera in his hand ready to memorialize a special moment. Juan enjoyed music and especially loved to dance. He had a great appreciation for pit bull terriers and shared his love with so many. He touched so many lives with his love and passion for life. Juan was the cornerstone of the family, who unselfishly put family first. He was always there when needed, lending a hand and being supportive in the happiest and darkest times.
Juan will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved him.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday November 22, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elgin. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 51 Center St. Elgin IL. For information call 847-742-2100 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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