Matias Rodriguez, 95, of Battle Creek, passed away Friday, September 20, 2013 at Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence. He was born February 24, 1918 in Chicago, IL the son of Felix and Gregoria (Rodriguez) Rodriguez. He worked for the Post Office for 5 years and then retired from United Steel and Wire in 1973. He served in the US Army in WWII
and received a Bronze Star
. He was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his children, Gary Rodriguez, Matias (Megan) Rodriguez, Jr., Janice (Paul) Davis, Rodney (Lois) Rodriguez; siblings, Beatrice Young, Betty (William) Weemes, Richard (Darlene) Rodriquez; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Jaime Rodriguez, Ofelia Rodriguez, Maude Reid and Lillian Toler; and nephew, Richard Young.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 PM with a Rosary service at 7:00 PM at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 1:00 PM at the St. Jerome Catholic Church with Father Evelio Ramirez officiating. Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Battle Creek, MI. Memorial tributes may be made to St. Jerome Catholic Church. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com