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Enrique R. Vidales, 75, Woodstock

Enrique R. Vidales, 75, Woodstock, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.

He was born Jan. 16, 1940, to Enriquez and Josefa (Reyes) Vidales in San Antonio, Texas.

On April 13, 1960, he married Abundia Garcia.

He was a migrant worker, and his strong work ethic kept him busy on many area farms including the Norman and Edward Sass farm. He also worked as a groundskeeper at the McGuire Estate. For the past few years, he worked at Marian Central Catholic High School as a custodian. He loved gardening and kept himself busy with a mowing and landscaping business. He was loved and will be missed.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Henry (Laura) Vidales and Roger (Becky) Vidales; eight grandchildren, Tony (Katie) Vidales, Alicia (Justin) Koller, Justin Vidales, Tyler Vidales, Kara Vidales, Sam Vidales, Jack Henry Vidales and Natalie Vienup; two sisters, Maria (Julian) Gomez and Eloisa (Frank) Munoz; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ernest and Adolph.

A memorial gathering was held Dec. 6 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.


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