Enrique "Henry" DeLaCruz


DeLaCruz, Enrique “Henry”

Saginaw, Michigan

Enrique “Henry” DeLaCruz gained his wings on Saturday, November 26, 2022 - age 63. His wife, Jeanne, kids, and special loved ones were at his bedside for his last goodbyes. Enrique fought with everything in him, a courageous battle with cancer. Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and Godfather. The son of the late Juan and Trinidad (Orosco) DeLaCruz, Enrique was born on November 12, 1959 in Three Rivers, Texas. He married the ‘love of his life’ Jeanne Hernandez on November 15, 1993 in Saginaw, Michigan.

Enrique was employed by Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, retiring after several years of service. He was a member of New Beginnings Ministries for many years. Enrique is best described by his nieces and nephews as a ‘father of fathers’, the ‘family enforcer’, the uncle that could get the younger kids to settle down and behave, by just the tone of his voice. He was very much respected, as he wouldn’t allow it to be any other way. In his 29 years together with Jeanne, he enjoyed listening to good music and dancing to it all with her. They were either cutting a rug to oldies, or gliding magically in unison to Mexican music on any dance floor. Enrique was big confident and loved to dress up when they went out. He got a kick out of hearing his wife give him compliments on his look and he ate them up like candy – he knew he was sharp and looked good, because Jeanne made sure to let him know every chance she got. She loved him up, and he never had to doubt it. Some of their best times were shared traveling to sunny, warmer states creating countless memories on Florida beaches, in the Texas heat, and on the island of Puerto Rico.

Enrique is survived by the one woman he was not ready to leave behind, his doting wife Jeanne DeLaCruz; children: April (Marco) Rodriguez-Cortez, Alex (Priscilla) Rodriguez, Manuel A. Hernandez, Ashley Garza, Mercedes DeLaCruz, and Ralph Rivera; grandchildren: Aliyah, Adam, Anthony, Jayden, Marco Jr., Alex, Andrew, Aani, Agustin, Alex, and Emme; sister: Josefa Mireles, and many nieces and nephews.

Enrique was preceded in death by his siblings: Jose Luis, Tomasa, Miguel, Andres, Jesus, and Felipe; grandchildren: Enrique and Sofie.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: A Memorial Service will take place at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State). Pastor Augustine Delgado will officiate.

VISITATION: Family and friends will gather at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 p.m. and will continue after the service until 8:00 p.m.

MEMORIALS: Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to American Cancer Society.

A special mention and heartfelt THANK YOU to the following: Pastor Augustine Delgado, Comadre Pat Flores, John and Dee Marsh, and our Florida family, Rick DeLaGarza, Bobbi, Marisol, Lucinda, Julia DeLaCruz, Angela Ledesma, Goddaughter Ciera Hernandez, Sylvia Flores and family, and Stacey Urivez Nerio who loved him like a father.

Deisler Funeral Home is honored to serve the DeLaCruz Family. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.