OBIT – Leonel Duarte

MISSION – Leonel Duarte, 93, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Duarte was born in Mission on April 19, 1922, to Aparicio and Narcisa Duarte. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in Japan. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Margarita Sandoval Duarte.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Manuel Duarte.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Flores Funeral Home in Mission. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 16, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial follows at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Mission with full military honors by V.F.W. Post 8788.

Pallbearers will be Jose J. Salinas, Rene Anzaldua, Jerry Rivera, Roby Sandoval, Homer Garcia and Danny Garcia.

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