Guzman, Luis C., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away peacefully March 19, 2011, age 89 years. Luis was born November 20, 1921 in Bastrop, Texas the son of the late Simon and Rosa (Castillo) Guzman. He married Anselma Sanchez November 21, 1953 and she survives him. Luis served honorably in the United States Army from 1942-1946 in the Pacific Theater of Operations in World War II. In his honorable service to his country he received the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Honorable Service Lapel Button, WW II. Luis, also known as Louie, also know as Lou was a loving son and brother, but most importantly he was a faithful husband, a giving father and a wonderful grandfather and his life impacted so many. From the 25 years Lou spent with Servall Company to his 40 years of managing real estate, Louie was a man who never met a stranger. Everyone was a friend. Everyone was welcomed. In addition to his wife, Lou is survived by his children, Sylvia (Jesse) Gonzalez, Sanford, Arthur Guzman, Saginaw, David (Mary Joy) Guzman, Austin, Texas, Michael Guzman, Saginaw, Rosemary (Allan) Hook, Austin, Texas, Susan (David) Wachowiak, Saginaw and Daniel Guzman, Saginaw; four grandsons and two granddaughters, Phillip Luis Wachowiak, Peter David Wachowiak, Joshua Ryan Guzman, Anselma Harris, Maria Harris and Joseph Harris; many loved nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. He was predeceased by his son, Paul Joseph Guzman; two brothers and one sister, Simona Soza, Ascencion Guzman and Placido Guzman. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Josaphat Catholic Church, 469 Shattuck Road. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with military services under the auspices of VFW Post 1859, Carrollton. Friends may visit with the family at W. L. Case & Company, 4480 Mackinaw Road, Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. where they may join the family at 7:00 p.m. for a parish vigil service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the St. Josaphat Church Education Building Fund in the name of Luis.