Funeral services will be held on Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 1 pm at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with Father Patrick Wendler officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will be at St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery in Watertown. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the family. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Maria Marinez was born on November 19, 1934 in Big Wells, TX. the daughter of Julio and Josefa (Torres) Marinez. On July 11, 1953 she married Fidencio R. Soto in Wisconsin. He preceded her in death in January of 1998. Maria was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Watertown. She was an avid sports enthusiast; she enjoyed watching the Game Show Network and gardening. Maria loved spending time with her family on the front porch.
Maria is survived by nine children; Anna Maria (Antonio) Hernandez, Yolanda (Lorenzo) Valerio, Estella (Jose) Acosta, Lenny (Ida) Soto, Beatrice Gonzalez, Eugene (Judy) Soto, JoAnn (Donald) Zubke, Fredrick Soto and Christine (Pedro) Dominguez, thirty-seven grandchildren, one hundred and seventeen great-grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren, her siblings; Isabel (Rico) Elizondo, Esperanza Quiroz, Otilia Rodriguez and Santos (Rosa) Marinez.
Maria was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers; Pedro Marinez, Juan Marinez and Redolfo “Rudy” Marinez, two sisters; Jesusita Dominguez and Rosa White and a son-in-law; Craig D. Umland.