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Juan L. Chavez

                                                   Chavez, 90

Juan L. Chavez, 90, of Shelton, Nebraska, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at his home surrounded by family. Juan was born March 28, 1932 in Pearsall to Senovio and Francisca (Luna) Chavez.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Manuel Chavez and Pablo Chavez, sister Virginia Viesca, grandson Blake Chavez and great-granddaughter Tassidi Chavez-Buerer.

Juan is survived by his wife Micaela Chavez of Shelton, children Juan Chavez Jr. and wife Beverly of Kearney, Alfredo Chavez of Kearney, Patricia Lanini and husband Frank of Seneca, South Carolina, Jose “Joe” Chavez and wife Serena of Shelton, Michael Chavez of Shelton and Pauline Chavez of Shelton, several grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren, siblings Miquela Vasquez, Lucia Ramirez, both of Pearsall, sister-in-law Lori Chavez of Pearsall, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Juan spent his youth in Texas before moving to Hershey, Nebraska in 1962. The family then moved to Doniphan, Nebraska in 1968 and to Shelton in 1969 where he has resided ever since. Juan married Micaela Torres in Pearsall on October 27, 1956.

Juan was a long-time employee of Union Pacific Railroad and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelton. He enjoyed gardening and yardwork but most of all, enjoyed spending time with his family.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 10 at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. Interment will be held at Shelton Cemetery at a later date.

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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services, Kearney.

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