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Juan Carlos Benitez

November 5, 1960 ~ December 11, 2021 (age 61)

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Juan Carlos Benitez, 61, of Rockford, IL. died Saturday December 11th, 2021 at Swedish American Hospital. He was born November 5th, 1960 in Cuba to Juan Benitez Rosales and Julia Nancy Garcia Figueredo. He Graduated in 1980 from High School in Cuba, Married to Yolanda Marie Jass, on August 8th 1997. Juan Carlos was a beautiful landscaper. He enjoyed spending time in his garden and loved spoiling his dog, Chica and his cat, Pichichi!

His wife, Yolanda Marie Jass Benitez
Father, Juan Benitez Rosales
Mother, Julia Nancy Garcia Figueredo
Daughter, Yaima Benitez Cruz, Grandchildren, Natali Benitez Hechavarria and Jean Carlos Romero Benitez
Step-son and wife, Fernando and Norma Velarde, Grandchildren Mariela, Fernado, and Riki Velarde
Step-son and wife, Carlos and Angela Velarde, Grandchildren Carlos Velarde and Iliana Whittier
Brother and wife, Leonardo and  Mercedes Benitez Garcia
Sister, Ana Maria Benitez Garcia
Several Aunts and Uncles in Cuba

Preceded in Death by Grandfather, Leonardo Garcia Portol and

Grandmother, Vitadalia Figueredo Rosales

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday December 28th, 2021, time 11:00 a.m. at St. Antony of Padua. Friends may visit on Monday December 27th, 2021 from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 North Sixth Street, Rockford, IL. 61107 or from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Friends may also send condolences to Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.


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December 27, 2021

3:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sundberg Funeral Home
215 N. 6th street
Rockford, IL 61107

December 28, 2021

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Anthony Of Padua Church (Calvary Cemetery)

Mass of Christian Burial
December 28, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Antony of Padua, Cuba

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