ADRIAN – Mike Guerrero, age 92, a resident of Adrian, Michigan passed away December 24, 2017 at Hospice of Lenawee Hospice Home in Adrian. Mr. Guerrero was born on January 14, 1925, in San Antonio, Texas to his father and mother Juan and Francica (Rincondo) Guerrero. At a very young age, Mike migrated with his family all across the United States from San Antonio, Texas to Archbold, Ohio to work as a farm worker, harvesting the food that we consume of a daily basis. The economic and social opportunities had drawn Mike and his family from their home in hopes to arrive for the promise of a more prosperous future. In 1942, Mike moved to Blissfield, Michigan where he began working at the sugar factory and later he was employed at Schwyn Chevrolet. He continued to seek more opportunities and was employed by Merillat Cabinet Factory, where he worked for many years. On May 15, 1945, Mike married Mary Rodriguez at St. Peter’s Church by the honorable Judge Hanzell. Mike and Mary spent 72 years together. Mike and Mary Guerrero ventured out to purchase a small restaurant business in Adrian, Michigan on March 22, 1974 from previous owner, Consuello Cruz, formerly known as the Mexico City Bakery. Mike and Mary became local business owners of Sunny Side Café, Adrian Michigan, and made their grand opening on June 13, 1974. With very limited education, Mike and Mary worked hard and were very grateful to have the opportunity to own their own business. It was a dream come true and felt like a huge accomplishment for Mike.
Mike’s interests included family, fishing, dancing, and he devoted much of his time and energy as a restaurant business owner.
In addition to his wife of 72 years, Mary R. Guerrero, he is survived by his daughters, Lupe Abercrombie of Milan, Michigan and Anastacia (David) Zendejas of San Antonio, Texas; sons, Joe (Stella) and Emilio Guerrero all of Adrian, Michigan; brothers, Carlos Guerrero of Toledo, Ohio and Benito (Rosita) Guerrero of San Antonio, Texas; sisters, Manuela (Henry) Gonzales and Inez G. Rodriguez both of San Antonio, Texas; two nephews, John (Irene) Solis and Paul (Lucy) Solis; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Guerrero was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Robert Guerrero of Adrian, Michigan and John Guerrero of Fairfield, Michigan; daughter, Angelita Guerrero of Adrian, Michigan and one grandson, Sherryfield (Casper) Abercrombie.
Visitation for Mike will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a Vigil Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. The Funeral mass will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Adrian with Fr. Mike Newman as celebrant. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or St. Joseph Catholic Church. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.