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Miguel Olvera Sr.

October 12, 1978 ~ March 15, 2023 (age 44) 44 Years Old


Miguel Olvera Sr., 44 entered eternal rest on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

I was heartbroken to announce the death of my father, Miguel Olvera Sr... He was very loved and will be missed tremendously. My father was a proud and courageous service member for The Illinois Army National Guard and The United States Army. After having served faithfully and honorably for over 6 years of active duty he was retired on May 29th, 2010 with the rank of Sergeant. He was a decorated war veteran of The United States Army who received many awards and accommodations, including a Bronze Star for distinguishing himself during combat with heroism and meritorious service. He also completed a wounded warrior triathlon. For the last 6 months a big part of my dad's life has been something called F3. F3 is an international men's leadership group all around Chicagoland. They focus on building male community leaders by focusing on the 3 Fs, fitness, fellowship, and faith.

In that circle he was known as Chicken Hawk.

Above all else he was a loving son, a strong brother, a devoted father, an incredible Uncle, and a brave leader who had the greatest smile.

Miguel is preceded in death by his mother, Elisha R. Olvera

Left to cherish his memory is his son: Miguel Jr.; father: Jose J. Olvera; sibilins: Jose (Patty) Olvera, Elisha R. Olvera, Raymond C. Olvera and Samuel D. Olvera as well as his nieces and nephews: Keegan and Jackson Olvera, Jade and Scarlett Sievers and Eli and Calli Olvera.

Family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet.

A celebration of Miguel’s life will be held at Tezak Funeral Home with a 11:30 AM chapel service on Friday, March 24, 2023. Interment will follow for a scheduled 2:30 PM service with military honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL  

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March 23, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life
1211 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Chapel Service
March 24, 2023

11:30 AM
Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life
1211 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Military Honors
March 24, 2023

2:30 PM
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421


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