Age 94, of Durand, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Fostrian Court in Flushing.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 700 E. Columbia Drive in Durand. The Rev. Daniel Westerman will celebrate with burial to follow in Lovejoy Cemetery in Durand.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Durand Chapel, 501 N. Saginaw St. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jose was born March 19, 1925, in Jacona, Mexico, to Antonio and Jesus (Castillo) Moreno. On Dec. 7, 1956, he married Esperanza Ochoa in Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico.

Jose worked for Grand Trunk Railroad for 25-plus years before his retirement. Jose lived a simple life that included God, family and cookies. He loved the outdoors, being in his garden and tending to his plants.

Mr. Moreno is survived by his children Mary (Alberto) Newball, Susana (Kevin) Green and Martha (David) Wilson; grandchildren Ryan (Laurel) Green, Elisa Newball (Nelson Suarez), Megan (Michael) Burley, Christine (Jason) Kopec, Blanca (Robert) Underly, Susana (Collin) Walkling, Nathaniel Green and Jack Wilson; great-grandchildren Easton, Ella, Isabella and Leah; and sisters Consuelo and Cruz.

He was preceded in death by his wife in July 1967; twin daughters Juanita and Guadalupe; brother Pedro; and sisters Maria, Dolores and Luz.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church, or the American Heart Association.

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