Dionicio Perez “John” Sanchez

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.

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Damien Sanchez & Katty Godoy
April 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm

To the only Grandfather I ever knew, you are truly missed. I love you Grandpa and I will catch up with you again someday.

Your grandson,


Debbie Calcaterra
April 11, 2011 at 8:55 pm

My family extends its deepest sympathies to you and your family for the loss of your patriarch.
May God bless you and grant you peace during this difficult time.

Very Fondly yours,
Debbie, Jon and Jeannette Calcaterra

Carmen (DeLeon) & Ricardo Hernandez and Family
April 12, 2011 at 1:49 am

Dear Lucinda and Family:

So sorry about your loss. Lucinda, you and John have always been very special to me. I especially remember the first time we moved to Lansing, as young children, and you were so genuine and sincere and came to visit us with goodies. As a young child, that left a deep impression in my mind. I have since shared this story with my own granddaughters.

I know my Grandma Carmen (DeLeon) and you and John were always so close. May GOD grant you the strength for the days ahead and may he comfort you always.

For the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, may GOD be with you always and know that we are thinking and praying for you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Carmen, Ricardo, Michelle (Anthony), Annazette, Annabella and Paulie.

Mark & Tina Nazario
April 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know you are in heaven and all of our loved ones that have gone ahead were waiting for you. You were a great Tio and will be terribly missed by all of us.
Love you & may you rest in peace.
Your Niece (Hita as you always called me):)
Tina (Cantu) Nazario

Gloria Valtierra
April 14, 2011 at 1:45 am

Sorry to hear about your loss.My deepest sympathies goes out to the Sanchez family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Irene and your family. Its hard to lose a love one but he is not sick anymore and is with the angels in heaven. May God Bless you .love Gloria Valtierra

Maria J. Trevino
April 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Los acompanio en su sentimiento. Que Dios los Bendiga en su tiempo de dolor

So sorry to hear about your father Irene and Olga, and Mrs. Sanchez He lived a very long blessed life. God bless you all you are in our thoughts and prayers and of course to all the rest of your family our condolences. Laty (Trevino) Walker


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