Onofre Chello Sotelo, Jr. of Uvalde passed away on June 9, 2013 at Amistad Nursing Home in Uvalde at the age of 90. He was born on December 9, 1922 in Sabinal, Texas to Onofre and Josefina Lopez Sotelo, Sr. He is survived by his daughters, Santos S. Saldana and husband Amaro of Greenbay, Wisconsin Herlinda S. Castro and husband Joe, Estella S. Sanchez and husband Luis, Irma S. Gomez and husband Fred, Josefina Sotelo, all of Uvalde, Elida S. Schultz and husband Robert of San Antonio, and Rebecca Mendoza and husband Luis of South Bay, Florida sons, Jose Sotelo and wife Cyndi of Greenbay, Wisconsin, Rudy Sotelo and wife Arlene of Portales, Mexico, Richard Onofre Sotelo, and Ricardo V. Sotelo and wife Thelma all of Uvalde 49 grandchildren 114 great grandchildren and 25 greatgreat grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents wife, Augustina Vasquez daughter, Consuelo S. Perez brothers, Clemente Sotelo, Gustavo Sotelo, Alberto Sotelo and Saul Sotelo sister, Isidra Ortiz and grandson, Tony Sanchez. A rosary will be held on Thursday and Friday at 7:00 p.m. at RushingEstesKnowles Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Luis Sanchez Jr., Jonathan Sanchez, Raul Sotelo, Joe Alvarado, Alberto Gomez, and Ricardo Gomez.
I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and each day before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name . all I have are memories and pictures in a frame. your memory is my keepsake with which I will never part. god has you in his keeping but I have you in my heart
ashleysouth bay, FL
To all the Sotelo Family:
Laura and I want to offer our deepest condolences.
Chello will be missed, enjoyed the happy times during our visits and his wonderful smile.
God bless you in this difficult time and remember Chello lived to be 90 years old, what a great gift..
Blessings to all
Gloria SalazarSan Marcos, TX
Grandpa you will certainly be missed. You are in a better place now and at peace. We all have many fond memories and will always carry you in our hearts You gave life to 5 generations of families and a part of you lives on in all of us. We see the resemblence in ourselves and can only hope to live a long and happy life such as the one you lived. We hope to touch as many people as you did. We will remember to have the courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds us today. Thank you for all that you did for us and for always being there when we needed you Love you always
Jane WerteluskyGreen Bay, WI
Onofre Sotelo Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your families, during this difficult time. May our Lord give all of you the peace and comfort you will need during this hard time. Que Chelo Descanse en Paz en los brazos de nuestro Senor Jesucristo. Amen
Placido and Susie S. FernandezUvalde, TX
Tears streamed down my face when I saw you that way.
I love you grandpa, I will love you everyday.
As my tears raced down my face
I knew youd soon be in a happier place.
My love will follow you wherever you go.
Oh how I loved you so.
You told me everything as time passed by and by.
I never wanted you to die.
We did a lot together throughout the years.
Its time to wipe away the tears.
I want you to know.
I will never let you go.
I know you loved me too.
My heart will always be with you.
Now its time to say goodbye.
Until I see you again.
Love you Grandpa
Granddaughter ConnieUvalde, TX