May 19, 1936 - Sept. 8, 2017
MUSCATINE — Celestino Franco Nunez, 81, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017, at his home.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017, at St. Mathias Church. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship at Gannon Hall will follow the burial. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com
Celestino was born on May 19, 1936, in Mexico, the son of Elpidio Franco and Juvencia Nunez. He was married to Cristina Medina for 58 years. She preceded him in death.
He was a member of Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish. He also enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years and watching soccer.
Those left to honor his memory include three sons, Elpidio Franco and wife, Mayela, Jose Franco and wife, Virginia, and Jose C. Franco and wife, Clara; three daughters, Alicia Rivas and late husband, Francisco, Aurora Olivas and husband, Andres, and Cristina Murillo and husband, Jose M; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Jose Manuel Nunez; and one sister, Justina Franco Valdez.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Tomasa Franco, Rafael Franco, and Severina Franco.