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Obituaries

Mauricio Granados

STERLING – Mauricio Granados, 71, of Sterling, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. He was a laborer at Gate City Steel for more than 30 years, retiring in 2001.

Mauricio was born July 19, 1941, in El Salvador, the son of Domingo and Maria Granados. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. He first married Matilde Carrillo-Melendez in 1964 in Chicago. She died Sept. 4, 1986. Mauricio then married Evangelina Barajas on Dec. 29, 1990, in Sterling. She died July 11, 2012.

Survivors include, from his first marriage, one stepdaughter, Mary Harrison-Outlaw of Snohomish, Wash., and two stepsons, Rudy Melendez of Rodeo, Calif., and Mario Melendez of Sterling; from his second marriage, one stepdaughter, Jeannette Barajas, and one stepson, Richard Barajas, both of Sterling, and several nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Lisa Rae Granados, in infancy; three brothers, Armando Granados, Rigoberto Granados and Unfredo Granados; and one sister, Elvira Andrade.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Juan Ayala officiating. Burial will be at a later date. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Sterling handled arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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