American Veteran 01

Jose Prudencio Avila

April 28, 1947 ~ November 28, 2020 (age 73)


Jose Prudencio Avila, USMC Corporal Vietnam Veteran who was awarded the Bronze Star and saved 11 of his fellow soldiers in “Dodge City” Vietnam and retired 33 year BNSF Mechanic, age 73 of Harlingen, TX formerly of Chicago (Pilsen), IL. Beloved son of Timotea and the late Donaciano Avila, loving father of David (Malisa) Avila, Olivia (Concepcion) Villegas, Diana Avila and Samuel (Ivette) Avila, cherished grandfather of Cynthia, Isabel Villegas, Andrez Villegas, Malachi Avila, Alondra Avila, Talia Avila, Annalise Avila and great-grandfather of Estella Espinosa, dear brother of Maria (Alonso) Ramirez, Gilbert (Maria) Avila, Martha (Miguel) Corral, Rosemary (Ramon) Vargas, Daniel Avila, Donaciano (Lila) Avila, Jaime Avila and the late Felipe Avila, fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. 

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In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Combined Veterans of Berwyn P.O. Box 182, Berwyn, IL 60402 in honor of Marine Corporal Jose P. Avila would be appreciated. 


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December 7, 2020

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home
3847 Prairie Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513

December 8, 2020

9:00 AM
Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home
3847 Prairie Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513

Funeral Mass
December 8, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Procopius Church
18th Street and Allport Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Interment Private

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421


Combined Veterans of Berwyn
P.O. Box 182, Berwyn IL 60402

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