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Juan M. Carvajal

October 17, 1929 ~ September 15, 2018 (age 88)
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Juan M. Carvajal, 88, of Milford, IN passed away quietly at 2:22 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at his home from pancreatic cancer. He was born on October 17, 1929 in Realitos, TX along with his twin brother – Rafael to Juan & Rafaela (Saenz) Carvajal. At age 7 he was left orphaned and was adopted & raised by Uvillado & Prajedes (Carvajal) Saenz.

He attended Benavides District School in Benavides, TX and moved to Milford area in August 1967 from Corpus Christi, TX.  He was previously married to Beatriz (Juaregui) Carvajal who survives. He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force where he was a chauffeur for one of the generals. He enjoyed flying throughout his life, grew up on a ranch, and loved motorcycles. He enjoyed politics and has Senator Birch Bayh& Senator Joe Donnelly as guests in his home. He retired from Smoker Craft in New Paris, IN after 30 years.

He formerly attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Milford & Warsaw.

He is survived by:

2 Daughters – Kelly “P.K.” Carvajal & Bea (Tom) Eisenhour both of Goshen

4 Sons – Raul O. Carvajal of Laredo, TX, Uvillado “Uvi” Carvajal of Semonole,FL, Juan J. Carvajal Jr. of West Mont, IL, and Rafael (Joan) Carvajal of Seminole, FL

18 Grand & 23 Gt. Grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 grandchildren - Sheila K. Gay, Amy Jo Gay-Hawks, and Colin J. Good, sister – Guadalupe Villareal, 4 brothers – Rafael (twin brother), Heriberto, Pedro, and Oscar Carvajal, half-sister – Conception, and half-brother – Victor.

Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd 15, Warsaw, IN. Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN with grandson, Jesse Eisenhour officiating.

Preferred memorials may be given to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, 3489 E. 100S, Pierceton, IN 46542. 

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