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Juan Gutierrez Alejos, 71, died Wednesday at his residence surrounded by family. He was born on October 20, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Claudio and Teofila (Nee:  Gutierrez) Martinez.

Juan married Emma Munoz on May 8, 1982. He worked at Carlson Roofing for 34 years and was also with Amitek for some time. In his free time, Juan liked fishing, hunting, golfing, camping, and other outdoor activities. But more than anything else, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 36 years, Emma; his children, Juan Alejos, David (Kitty) Charo, Diana (Ivan) Santos, Debra Charo (Mark Hope), Donna Charo, all of Racine, June (Joe) Galvan of TX; fourteen loving grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his siblings, Edward (Sue) Perez, Carmen (Ruben) Perez, Connie (Jose) Lozoya, Alex (RoseAnn) Lopez, Linda Juarez (fiancé, Trinidad), Ernest (Martha) Martinez, Dora (Brian) Hanson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sylvia Ayala and his beloved furry companion, “Little Boy.”

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Lucy Catholic Church, located at 3101 Drexel Avenue. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Friends and relatives can meet with the family on Sunday at Maresh Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. and Monday from 10:00-10:30 a.m.