SAMUEL HERNANDEZ, Sr., age 87 of Winnebago, died Saturday, November 14, 2015, at his home.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015, at 11:00 AM, at St Mary's Catholic Church in Winnebago, with Fr. Peter Klein officiating. Burial will be in St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Winnebago. Visitation time will be from 5:00 7:00pm Thursday, November 19, 2015, at Spencer Owen Funeral Home, 345 6th Ave SE in Winnebago and 1 hour before the service at the church.. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com
Samuel was born July 30, 1928, at Ryland, TX, the son of Miguel and Dominga (Garcia) Hernandez. He traveled from Munde, TX to Winnebago with his parents and siblings. He married Juanita Mendiola in Albert Lea. Sam worked at Stokley Van Camp in Winnebago for many years.
He loved to play cards, dominoes, and poker on the computer. He also loved old movies and game shows on the television.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Hernandez of Winnebago, son, Michael (Elaine) Hernandez of Wells, son, Sam Jr. (Karen) Hernandez of Winnebago, son, Santos Hernandez of Bakersfield, CA, daughter, Rosemary Howe of Fairmont, son, Simon (Dawn) Hernandez of Mapleton, daughter, Tammy (Mark) Thomas of Wells, son, Steven (Heather) Hernandez of Winnebago, son, Sal (Jenny) Meyer of Winnebago, son, Victor (special friend Awanda) Hernandez of Blue Earth, 34 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and brother-in-law Nieves Mendiola of CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 9 siblings, grandson, Brent Hernandez, and granddaughter , Brianna Hernandez.