Santiago “Jimmy” L. Bejarano, Sr., 83, of Fremont, OH passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. He was born on July 25, 1939, in Brownsville, TX to Joaquin and Julia (Limon) Bejarano. Santiago married Horalia Espinoza on November 4, 1961 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Napoleon, OH. He worked as a crane operator for Kelsey Hayes Company for thirty-eight years until he retired in 1997. Santiago had a love for music. He was a member of the Los Cuatro Vientos for many years and received various awards for his music. He was also inducted into the Tejano Conjunto Hall of Fame in San Antonio, TX. Santiago enjoyed working around his home and was able to fix anything.
Santiago is survived by his wife, Horalia Bejarano, Fremont, OH; daughter, Sonya (Johnny) Vicencio, Holland, MI; son, Ruben (Becky) Bejarano, Genoa, OH; grandchildren, Diana (Steven) Proudfit, Victoria and Johnny Vicencio, Diego and Alejandro Bejarano; siblings, Maria Barrera and Baldemar Bejarano.
He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Santiago E. “Jimmy” Bejarano, Jr.; brother, Raul Bejarano
Visitation: Monday, February 6, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St. Fremont, OH 43420. Services will follow at 12 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial: Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, OH
Memorials can be made to American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer’s Association.
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Raquel Estrada Carreon
Our deepest heartfelt condolences to The Bejarano Family, from The Estrada Family in San Antonio, TX.
May God provide you with the peace and comfort that you need during this time.
Ken and I are so sorry for your loss. We’re praying for you and the entire family.
Joe and Norma Jimenez
Joe and Norma Jimenez of
Port Huron, are sorry for your loss, and we send our thoughts and prayers to all the family during this difficult time.
The Vicencio Familia
The Vicencio family of
Port Huron are so sorry for your loss. We send our prayers with the family.
Gloria Enriquez Pizana
Sending our sincere condolences to all the family members.
Conrad and Annie Valle
Annie and I offer our deepest condolences for all of Jimmy’s family and loved ones. May he Rest In Peace.
Our condolences to the Bejarano family!!! It was an honor to have played as a Tejano brother in Music,way back in the 60′ s played with I his group for Manny years,and will never be forgotten!!!
Amy J. Bejarano
Our deepest sympathies to the family.
The family of the late Jose Bejarano Sr. of Hamler, OH
Joel Pedraza Atkinson
My deepest sympathies to the Bejarano Familia from Elgin, Texas. It was an honor to know this musical familia. I enjoyed Senor Bejarano Senior and Jimmy Bejarano Jr.’s many talents that they shared with us. Peace be with the Familia as you deal with your grief. Know that we are praying for y’all. With Respect, The Atkinson familia desde Elgin, Texas.
Tom & Chris Munson
Lolly, Chris and I extend our deepest sympathy to you, Sonya and Ruben.
Sorry we have not kept in touch, we moved to Florida in 2019. We will
be in Ohio in August and will come see you.
Take care old friend.