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Josefa “Josie” Aguilar

Feb 17, 1930 - Nov 15, 2020


Josie Aguilar passed away peacefully on November 15, 2020 at the age of 90 at Sheboygan Health Services. She was the daughter of Marcelo and Manuela Gallegos. She was born in Charlotte, Texas on February 17,1930. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Robert G. Gallegos and her grandson, Doroteo “Mateo” Rodriguez. She is survived by her children, Sandra Rodriguez, Leticia (Filiberto)Gomez, Marcos Aguilar, Martin Aguilar, and Ramon Aguilar, all of Sheboygan, and Luis (Rose) Aguilar of Umatilla, Oregon. She is also survived by 18 Grandchildren, 20 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild. She is further survived by siblings Aurora Varner, Marcelo Gallegos, Jr. Evangelina Gonzales, Guadalupe Perez, Raymond (Betty)Gallegos, Alicia (David)Parker, David (Gloria)Gallegos and Victor Gallegos. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and many other relatives.
Before moving to Sheboygan, she became a mother figure to 3 brothers Ray, Bruno, and Rudy Ruiz, whom she loved like her own. When she moved to Sheboygan, she again became a mother figure to Nino Castillo who was a single father of 5 children, who she loved like her own grandchildren. Because of her spirited nature she became known as “Grandma Josie” to all that came into her life. During her life she became a migrant worker with her family. Upon moving to San Antonio, Texas she worked at Handy Andy a grocery store, and later became Home Health Aide. She was a devoted Catholic to Christ The King Church. In 1986 she moved to Sheboygan and became a member of St Clements Church and joined the choir. Her passion in life was for God and family. She was always caring for her grandchildren, great- grandchildren and her great- great grandchild. Josie has a special saying to all her grandchildren, “You kids are the reason that bring joy into my life”.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church, 707 N. 6th Street, Sheboygan with Fr. Norberto Sandoval officiating. Family and friends may gather at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home on Monday evening November 23, from 5:00 p.m. until a private Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. Family and friends may also gather at the church on Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

Josie’s family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the staff at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home, Sheboygan Health Services and Compassus Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Monday Nov 23, 2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]


Date: Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Clement Catholic Church [map]

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Clement Catholic Church [map]



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Alice Parker

Our hearts are United in sorrow , and comforted by our Lord Jesus Christ , “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” ‭‭Matthew 11:28 We will be untied again with our loved one, through faith in our Lords death and resurrection. I love you sister and carry you in my heart , it is not good bye but , instead it’s til we see each other again . Blessings and prayers for entire family , I love you and send my prayers , aunt Alice

Jim Hoderny

We are both really sorry for your loss. May God bless you all with the strength and courage to get through these hard times. You all will be in are prayers. Sorry we were unable to make it. God bless Jungle and Kathy

Alejandro Hernandez

I would like to pass my condolences to the Aguilar Family and lean on one another during this time.. I have so many wonderful memories of Josie that I don't know where to begin, but the thing that always stood out the most was how caring and loving she was. It didn't matter that you were not her child, she loved you like you were her child. Her heart was so full of love and joy that she will truly be missed. Thank you Josie for making such a huge impact on my life, my parents life and that of my sister's as well. Love, The Hernandez Family

Hardie (Tencha) Gallegos Hancock

My love and prayers to all of the family. What a big loss. I wish I could be there with you but I’m not able to travel. I send all of my love and prayers

Elida Anguiano

Dr. T Scott Derse

Rest in peace, Josie.

Patricia G Carrasco

Our deepest condolences to all the family. Keeping you all in our prayers. May she rest in peace. We love you all. The Carrasco Family

Rose aguilar

Much love to my wonderful family wish I could be there for all of you but God had other plans. I will be there in spirit. Love you mom an angel went home. Rosie aguilar