Obituary of Abe Guerrero
Age 95, of Mt. Morris, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2023, at home with his family by his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am, Monday, October 30, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Roy Horning to officiate, with burial to follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Abe’s family will be present to receive friends at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services on Sunday from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm. On Sunday evening at 7:00 pm, family, friends, and parish will gather for a Prayer Vigil Service followed by a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Service. On Monday morning, Abe will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry or McLaren Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Abe’s tribute wall at martinfuneralhome.com.
Abe was born in Flint on September 4, 1928, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice and Antonia (Dominguez) Guerrero. Educated locally, Abe graduated from Flint Central High School with the Class of 1946. He went on to attend California Polytechnic State University. On March 1, 1949, Abe heeded the call to serve his country and enlisted in the United States Navy until his honorable discharge on February 27, 1953. Upon his return to the States, Abe began his career working for Consumers Energy as a technician for 35 years until his retirement. He then began working at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services, assisting with funeral services, retiring again after over 25 years. Abe met and married the love of his life, Helen Verduzco, on January 31, 1959. Abe was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Morris. He was a lector at St. Mary's and a Eucharistic Minister. Abe was one of the charter members of the Knights of Columbus #4285 Council in 1959. In 1967, he became the Grand Knight and then became a member of the 4th Degree Assembly. He was an active member of the St. Vincent De Paul food ministry, volunteering his time as treasurer. He was a long-standing member of the Planning Commission for the City of Mt. Morris. Abe always gave of himself and his time and was involved in the Special Olympics and Buick Open for 20 years. Abe was a wonderful bowler, and he started his love of bowling as a pinsetter then his love of bowling took over and he was on several leagues including the Knights of Columbus where he bowled for over 65 years until 2020. Along with his love of bowling, he also had a great interest in golf and was on the Knights of Columbus golf team for over 60 years. Abe loved his family and enjoyed coaching his son in football throughout his high school years. Abe loved to read and was an avid newspaper reader. Coffee was one of the things Abe loved most and his Helen made it the best. In his free time, Abe enjoyed watching sports and was an avid U of M Football fan, and was a wonderful dancer. Above all else, Abe loved his family and will be greatly missed.
Left to cherish Abe's memory is his beloved wife of 64 years, Helen Guerrero; children: Elisa Albrecht, Steven and wife, Stacey Guerrero; grandchildren: Victor and wife, Rochelle Albrecht, Adam Albrecht, Tristyn Guerrero, Taylor Schoudy-Scott; sister-in-law, Trina Guerrero; several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Abe was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Mary Guerrero, Anthony Guerrero.