Samuel Victor Lopez
Age 70 of Chesaning passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.
A Funeral Service will take place on Monday, January 18, 2016 at 2:00pm at New Wine Full Gospel Church (734 Brady St. Chesaning, MI 48616) with Pastor Joe Rodriguez officiating. The family will receive friends also on Monday at the church from 11:00am until the time of service.
Samuel was born on August 4, 1945 to Jesus and Luz (Alcala) Lopez in Saginaw. He attended Arthur Hill Technical School, attended Delta College for a degree in Criminal Justice.l On February 11, 1967, Sam married the love of his life, Susan Wenzel. He worked as a Manufacturer for Hehr International for 10 years.
Sam was a member of the New Wine Full Gospel Church, and he was the director of Grace Food Ministry. In his free time, he enjoyed playing his bass and drawing. He was a big Michigan fan. Most of all, he loved having get-togethers with his family, and spending time with his cat, Pumpkin.
Samuel is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan; his 3 daughters, Donna (Ed) Mocny, Annette Lopez, and Jeanne (Frank) Pacek; his son, Jeff (Teresa) Wenzel; his grandchildren, Jeremy (Tiffany) Lopez, Samantha (Andy) Marzluft, Ryan (Patty) Lopez, Ashley Wenzel, Thomas (Tausha) Lopez, Nick Wenzel, Travis Pacek, and Phillip Stewart; his 9 great-grandchildren; his 3 brothers, David (June) Lopez, Jacob (Marilu) Hernandez, and Ventura Olivarez; his brother-in-law, Clyde Shaw; his sisters, Simona (Eladio) Rios, Juana Perez, Anita (Roy) Sotelo, and Yolanda Olivarez; his sister-in-law, Juana Hernandez; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents, Jesus and Luz; his birth mother, Florentina Chacon; his brothers, Jesse Lopez and Louie Hernandez; his sister, Sarah Shaw; and his great-grandson, Zargosa Lopez.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.nelson-house.com.