Juanita Flores

July 05, 2023

Juanita Flores Lara, 91, of Waukegan, at rest July 4, 2023. Born July 28, 1931 in Mexico City, Mexico to Roberto Lara and Rosario Gutierrez, Juanita came to the United States at age 17. She was employed in the bi-lingual department of the Waukegan Public School District for many years, retiring at the age of 72. Juanita was a great cook and an amazing seamstress, knitter and crocheter. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed fresh flowers in her home and loved to take walks at Bevier Park. Beloved wife of the late Juan Manuel Sr.;  loving mother of Carmen (Richard) Carrison, Armando (Carmen) Flores, Lily (Tom) Patzke, Mark Flores, Juanita (Rand) Friedenfels, Hector (Emelia) Flores, Patricia Flores, Sonia L. Flores (Rosemary Gavin), Rosario Flores (Bud Schmidt) and the late Manuel Jr. and Genevieve Turk; devoted grandmother of Matthew, Amanda (Ryan), Parry (Rebecca), Melanie, Anna, Joe, John, Cameron, Michael (Katie), Jamyn (Jerry), Christopher, Brooke (Nazir), Francisca, Daisy, Ricky, Justin, Ian, Skylar, Emily, Audrey, Janey; great grandmother of many; dearest sister of the late Cuca, Norberto and Roberto; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday July 14, 2023 from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. with Funeral Services at 2P.M. at Cappetta’s West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 4920 Main St., Downers Grove. Interment private.  Info 630-852-8000 or westsuburbanfh.com