Rocio Contreras
1971 - 2020
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Rocio Contreras

Born: September 15, 1971; Guadalajara, Jalisco

Died: October 9, 2020; Mendota, IL

Mendota, IL – Rocio Contreras, 49, of Mendota passed away peacefully in her home on October 9, 2020, surrounded by her loved ones after a decade-long battle with Scleroderma. There will be a service Saturday October 17, 2020 on Zoom. If you would like more information please contact the family. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is assisting the family.

Rocio was born on September 15, 1971, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, to Salvador and Guadalupe (Arce) Reyes. Rocio married her husband Ismael on December 30, 1990. Rocio was a devoted wife, mother, grandma, and friend. Her greatest joy in life was to be with her family. She had a special relationship with her only grandchild Joziah who will miss his "Atis" dearly. Although her life was short, her memory is eternal. She will always be remembered as a very caring, thoughtful, and spiritual person who was always willing to lend a helping hand. She had a great sense of style and would love to dress according to the occasion. Her contagious laugh will always be remembered by all that met her. She is survived by her husband, Ismael Contreras of Mendota; one son Ismael "Milo" Contreras of Mendota; one daughter, Mayra (Ismael "Pito") Pagan of LaSalle; one grandson, Joziah Pagan of LaSalle; her mother, Guadalupe of Mexico; 6 sisters; 3 brothers; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Salvador, and mother-in-law, Elvira.

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Published in News Tribune on Oct. 14, 2020.
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October 21, 2020
I’m Sorry for your loss. I will pray for her and your family
Jane Vazquez
October 14, 2020
My since sympathy to Ismael and his family on the passing of your wife and mother. Rocio was a very nice person.
Louie Sekula
October 14, 2020
Ismael, Milo and Mayra, we are so sorry for the loss of your lovely wife and mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Thinking of you and know that we are here for you.
Johnny Ray & Anna Arteaga
October 14, 2020
Con cariño te recordaremos siempre con tu sonrisa
Siempre supiste ser un excelente ser humano y amiga descansa en paz Rocio
October 14, 2020
Rocio fuistes una mujer maravillosa muy buena concuña como nunca mas voy a tener , te quise mucho yo y mi familia ♥ y siempre te bamos a recordar lo alegre que fuistes siempre riendote a pesar de tus sufrimientos, pero tu ya nesesitabas descansar con tanto sufrimientos de tu enfermedad, y algun dia nos volveremos a ver ..descansa en paz....
Luz Espinoza
October 13, 2020
May you find peace in your time of sorrow. We love you. We are here for you and your family. Your mom was one of a kind, and it was always the greatest pleasure the times I was able to be around her.
Ino, Rosario, & Erik
October 13, 2020
Your mom was a very special woman. Completely unforgettable. She always had the biggest smile on her face and was a very thoughtful woman. She will be missed greatly.
October 13, 2020
We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Our prayers are sent out to your family in this time of need.
Manny & Anycia & Nevaeh Pagan
October 11, 2020
Our deepest sympathy so very sorry for your loss
Bill & Deb Weygand
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