Passed away April 10, 2011 at age 91. Dionicio was born November 13, 1919, in Hacienda De Guadalupe in Guerrero, State of Coahiula, Mexico, the son of Francisco and Nicolasa (Perez) Sanchez. Dionicio was a longtime member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church and veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army in the Philippines.
He became a U.S. citizen while serving honorably in the U.S. Army. He retired from GM, Oldsmobile Division.
Dionicio is survived by: his wife of 67 years, Lucinda; 4 children, John (Betty) Sanchez of Bridgeport and Ricardo (Catherine) Sanchez of Vassar; daughters, Irene (Richard) Lopez-Garza of Lansing and Olga (Ramiro) Briseño of Dimondale; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Frank (Patricia) Sanchez of Portland, MI; and sisters, Consuelo (Henry) Garcia of Alma and Ana (Patricio) Cadena of Alma; special nephew, Andrew (Mary) Anguiano of Lake Jackson, TX, as well as other nieces and nephews in Michigan and Texas.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Mt. Hope Church, 202 S. Creyts Rd., Lansing. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI and the family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. In light of the professional and compassionate care Dionicio received, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Hospice in memory of Dionicio Sanchez.