Segovia, Eliseo Sr.
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Eliseo Ortiz Segovia, Sr. age 80, of Nekoosa, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nekoosa. Rev. John Swing will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4-8 PM. Friday (today) at Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa and at the church on Saturday from 1-2 PM. A parish prayer service will be held at 6:30 PM. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ritchayfuneralhome.com.
Eliseo was born May 25, 1932 in El Salto, Pueblo Nuevo, Durango, Mexico to Higinio Ortiz and Maria Segovia. He married Evangelina Otero on February 19, 1957 in Tepehuanes, Durango, Mexico. He was a camionero and was associated with the CTM Union. He was also formerly employed as a potato farm laborer at both Anthony and Mortenson Farms.
Eliseo's interests included fishing, reading, collecting coins and baseball. In his youth, he played baseball in Mexico.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Evangelina Segovia; 9 children, Juan (Antonia) Segovia, Salvador (Sonia) Segovia, Eliseo Jr. (Julie) Segovia, Arcelia (Alfredo) Segovia Ramirez, Daniel (Becky) Segovia, Sandra Segovia and Naul (Angelica) Segovia all of Nekoosa, Abraham Segovia and Rene Segovia of Mexico; 33 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 2 brothers; and 6 sisters.
Eliseo was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, two brothers and 3 sisters
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Oct. 26, 2012