Obit: Vasquez, Hilton (1950 – 2009)

Contact: Dolores


Surnames: Vasquez, Wallace, Fisher, Dobbs, Stacy, Hopinkah


----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) June 24, 2009


Vasquez, Hilton “Kunu Z” (12 June 1950 – 18 June 2009)


Hilton Vasquez, 59, of Black River Falls, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 18, 2009 in his home.


Hilton was born June 12, 1950, in Chicago to Roy and Mary Edith (Wallace) Vasquez.  He was raised in Chicago and also lived in Black River Falls off and on.  He had lived in Black River Falls for the past several years.


He had been employed as an installer by the Chicago Gas Company for 20 years, the Chicago Cable Company and by the Ho-Chunk Nation casinos.


Hilton loved softball, bowling and NASCAR racing.  He also was an avid Chicago Bears fan and a Chicago Cubs fan.


Survivors include two daughters, Mary Fisher and Sara Dobbs, both of Black River Falls; and three grandchildren, Lucas, Kaimery and Isabella Stacy.  He also was the beloved brother of Marilyn Vasquez of Black River Falls and Kevin Vasquez of Baraboo and his longtime companion of 14 years, Marlene Hopinkah of Black River Falls.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Edith Vasquez, and his grandparents, Tom and Nellie Wallace.


Funeral services for Hilton Vasquez were held at noon Sunday, June 21, 2009 at the District One Community Center, and burial was in Decorah Cemetery, both in rural Black River Falls.


Family and friends were invited for visitation at the District One Community Center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009, and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


The Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls assisted the family with arrangements.


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