Francisco Rodriguez, 71Francisco "Pee Wee" Rodriguez, 71, of Kansas City, Mo., and Prairie Island, Minn., died Saturday, Feb. 23, at his home in Prairie Island.
Francisco "Pee Wee" Rodriguez, 71, of Kansas City, Mo., and Prairie Island, Minn., died Saturday, Feb. 23, at his home in Prairie Island.
He was born June 19, 1941, in Kansas City, to Joaquin and Sophia (Juarez) Rodriguez. He attended schools in Kansas City. Throughout his life, he was self-employed as a landscaper. He was very athletic and had enjoyed playing baseball as well as dancing, jazz music, and cooking Mexican food.
He is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Cheryl White of Prairie Island; five children: Lori Ann Costanza of Kansas City; Tonya (Paul) Stewart, Francisca White, and Jacqueline (James) Mercer, all of St. Louis, Mo.; and Francisco White of Prairie Island; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Josephine Ortega of Kansas City, Mary Roseburrow of Missouri, and Edward Rodriguez of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Arthur, Charlie, and Henry Diaz; and one sister, Guadalupe Rodriguez.
Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 25, at Prairie Island Community Center, starting at 4 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Services will then be held in Kansas City later in the week at the McGilly Midtown Chapel with burial at Calvary Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are by the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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