Ignacio Romo
Ignacio Romo
  • January 8, 1923 - January 10, 2015
  • Rock Island, Illinois

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Ignacio Romo, Sr., age 92 of Rock Island, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Rock Island Nursing & Rehab Center.

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Ignacio was born on January 8, 1923 in Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco, Mexico, the son of Gabino and Maria (Vasquez) Romo. He married Tomasa Villanueva on October 25, 1947 in McAllen, Texas.

Mr. Romo worked for many years as a glazier at the former Cardinal Glass Company. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rock Island. In his free time he enjoyed staying busy at home and playing bingo.

Survivors (and spouses) include his wife Tomasa, Rock Island; children, Guadalupe Olivarez, Ignacio (Shelia) Romo, Jr., Maria Chaney, and Robert (Kathy) Romo; 11 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren.

His parents, a brother, a stepsister, sons-in-law, Santiago Olivarez and John Chaney, Jr., and a cousin preceded Mr. Romo in death.

Condolences and memories may be shared at hodgsonfuneralhome.com.