THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Angelo M. Cruz
Angelo M. "Hacksaw" Cruz, 40, of Menominee passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 14 at Bay Area Medical Center.
Born Aug. 4, 1972 to Jose and Darlene (Stone) Cruz, he graduated from Oconto High School in 1991.
After graduation he entered the United States Marine Corps, serving until 1994 when he was discharged due to a service related injury. He worked at Stock Lumber and MJB Industries for a number of years and married the former Marana Boucher in 2002. He graduated from NWTC with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement. He later joined Karl Schmidt Unisia and currently was employed as a production coordinator for the company as KS Kolbenschmidt U.S., Inc. He had been a member of the Menominee City Auxiliary Police Department volunteering for many years and was currently an active member of the Marinette Elks Lodge.
He enjoyed everything outdoors, including camping, fishing, hunting, listening to the rain and watching thunderstorms and anything athletic, being loyal to all Wisconsin teams. He cherished his family and friends as they were his extended family. A kind and generous man, he was a great father and husband, was fun loving and lived his life trying to make people laugh.
He is survived by his wife, Marana; children, Joseph, Haley, Bryce and Zoe; his parents, Jose and Darlene Cruz of Pound; brothers and sisters, Rosita (Wes) Cornelius, Ramon (Dolly) Cruz, Maria (Chris) Roberts, Jose (Trudy) Cruz and Roger (Dawn) Cruz; his goddaughters, Amanda Adams and Nicole Carriveau and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Thursday, June 20 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a parish vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Friday, June 21 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 1 p.m. on Friday at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph Church on Carney Blvd. in Marinette, officiated by Rev. Joseph Dorner.