Ivan Velasco, Sr.
April 20, 1938-Jan 1, 2021
He is survived by his wife, Maria E.; son, Ivan (Kathy) Velasco Jr; daughter, Alexandra Velasco; grandchildren: Daniel, Joseph, John; brother, Boris; sister, Victoria. and many other friends and family members. He is preceded in death by his sister, Rosa, father, Carlos, and mother, Olympia. He will be deeply missed.
Ivan was born in San Salvador, El Salvador on April 20, 1938, and immigrated to the United States in the 1960s. He met his future wife, Maria, in San Francisco in 1970. They were married on July 20, 1973, and remained devoted to each other for 47 years.
Ivan was a proud husband, father, grandfather, and mentor. He was a decorated Army veteran, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam and receiving the Air Medal with eight oak leaf clusters. He was a gifted mechanic and welder for United Airlines, commended multiple times over several decades for his skill. Ivan loved helping others, making things with his hands, and spending time with his grandsons.
SERVICE: Friday, January 8, 2020, 11:00AM, West Center Chapel. GRAVESIDE SERVICE AND INTERMENT: FRI, 1:00PM, Omaha National Cemetery. Military rites by Millard American Legion Post 374 & Millard VFW Post 8334. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross.
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