Francisco Rodriguez, age 85, of Carpentersville, passed away at home surrounded by loving family on July 30, 2020. He was born May 17, 1935 in Zacatecas, Mexico to Aurelio Rodriguez and Maria Ines Valdez.

Francisco moved to Durango, Mexico in 1968.  He moved to the U.S. in 2002.

Francisco met his wife of 61 years, Elena, when she came to his town to care for someone who was sick. They got to know each other despite living far apart and not seeing each other often. Their relationship blossomed slowly, but honestly, and stood the test of time.

Francisco treasured time with Elena, his children and grandchildren.

Loved ones will remember Francisco as responsible, humble, and hardworking. He was loving, compassionate, respectful, dedicated, and friendly.

In his free time, Francisco loved to stay active. He enjoyed being outdoors, hiking new trails, hunting and playing soccer. He loved to tell stories and get people laughing.

Fracisco was preceded in death by his parents, Aurelio and Maria Ines.

Francisco is survived by his loving wife, Elena Rodriguez; children Hermila, Martha, Evangelina, Gustavo, Amelia, Francisco, Patricia, Racquel and Gabriel; siblings Isabel, Amada, Emelio, and Agripina; and 19 grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time. Facemasks are required to enter the facility.

Interment to follow at Dundee Township Cemetery – East, 420 Dundee Ave, Dundee, IL.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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