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Santos Menchaca, Sr.

July 10, 1945 — January 14, 2023

Santos D. Menchaca, Sr. of Seguin, Texas was called Home to the Lord on January 14, 2023, at the age of 77 surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. Santos was born July 10, 1945, to Jose and Francisca Menchaca. He married his wife Janie in 1969. Together they had 5 beautiful children.

Santos was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Guadalupe Menchaca, Jose Menchaca, and his daughter-in-law, Jessica Menchaca.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Janie Menchaca; daughter Irene Gil (Darius); son Steven Menchaca; son Santos Menchaca, Jr. (Michelle); daughter Sonia Menchaca (Johnathan); and daughter Jennifer Menchaca (Gary). Grandchildren: Trey Menchaca, Nathaniel Menchaca (Delilah), Arianna Menchaca, Kaitlin Menchaca, Maddie Gil, Miriam Urrutia, Caleb Sanchez, Max Flores Jr., Alessandra Sanchez, Gabriel Brady, and Leeandra Mueller (Nathan). He is also survived by his sisters Concha Gonzales and Carmel Mancilla and brothers Adelaido Menchaca, Juan Menchaca Sr., and Jesus Menchaca and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members, and dear friends.

Santos was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He started his career as a professional floor installer. After retiring from the floor business, he became the family babysitter and chauffer. Although the family joked about “Grandpa’s daycare”, he enjoyed any time he was able to spend with his family, especially taking care of his grandkids. He attended every school function for each of his grandchildren until he was no longer able. His daily ritual included taking the grandkids to school, eating breakfast tacos with his friends, and then going home to sit on the front porch to listen to music. He also enjoyed watching the Cowboys and Spurs or old western movies. If he wasn’t at home, he and Janie were riding around town in his “daycare” van. No matter what the situation was, he was sure to make you laugh and put a smile on your face. He loved his family unconditionally and they always looked up to and admired him.

Visitation will be held at Palmer Mortuary on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. with Deacon Nick Carrillo officiating. Rosary will be livestreamed on this obituary page for those who cannot make it in person to be with the family.

Visitation will continue at Palmer Mortuary on Saturday, January 21, 2023 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and dismissal of the chapel will begin at 9:20 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Canon Stanislaw Fiuk officiating. Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Steven Menchaca, Santos Menchaca Jr., Trey Menchaca, Nathaniel Menchaca, Juan Menchaca Jr., and Juan Menchaca III.

Honorary pallbearers are Caleb Sanchez, Max Flores Jr., Gabriel Brady, Darius Gil, Johnathan Brady, and Gary Meloccaro.

The family would like to thank Rev. Robert DeLong, Rev. Canon Stanislaw Fiuk, Dr. Thomas Raetzsch, Dr. Sreedevi Daggubati, Dr. Joseph Caravella, and all of the staff at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Guadalupe Regional Medical Foundation, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas 78155 or St. James Catholic School, 507 S. Camp St., Seguin, Texas 78155.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, January 20, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Recitation of the Rosary

Friday, January 20, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. James Catholic Church

510 S Camp St, Seguin, TX 78155

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Interment following funeral service

Saturday, January 21, 2023

San Geronimo Cemetery

W Walnut St, Seguin, TX 78155

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