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Kansas City, KS 66106
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RODRIGUEZ Margarito "Mickey" Rodriguez, a beloved father, brother and grandfather, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 91. Mickey was born the son of Santiago and Severa (Vasquez) Rodriguez on Feb. 22, 1922, in Kansas City, Kan. He served his country proudly during WWII and obtained numerous prestigious decorations during his enlistment. Mickey was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Service Star, WWII Victory Medal and most of all, while serving the 37th Infantry Division, was awarded the Purple Heart. After the war, Mickey worked for Swift & Company in the food industry for over 40 years. Survivors include his five sons, John Joseph Rodriguez (Diana), Michael Rodriguez (Karen), Robert Rodriguez and Reynaldo Rodriguez (Virginia), and Tony Reyes (Ora); four daughters, Margaret Medellin, Belinda West (Danny), Anna Marie Torrence and Mona Wiggins (Patrick); brother, Santiago Rodriguez (Sherri); 28 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Mickey is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Juanita (Hernandez) Rodriguez; son, Paul; four brothers and four sisters. Visitation will be 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, with a Rosary at 2 p.m., both at Maple Hill Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Cremation will follow after the visitation. Private family inurnment at Maple Hill Cemetery at a later date. The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Luke's Home Care & Hospice for the care they provided for Mickey. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Luke's Home Care & Hospice, 3100 Broadway, Ste. 100, KCMO 64111. He will be missed dearly by all of his family and friends. To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit www.maplehillfuneralhome.com. Maple Hill, 913.831.3345

Published in Kansas City Star on Oct. 1, 2013
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