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Esteban Z. Popoca

September 4, 1960 ~ May 7, 2021 (age 60)


Esteban Z. Popoca (Steve) age 60, of Woodstock, IL was peacefully welcomed into the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, May 7, 2021 after a courageous 13-month battle with Cancer; in the presence of some of his loving family members.

He was born to Manuel and Ines (Zariñana) Popoca and was the fourth of eight children.

He married Adalia Perez in 1984 and they were blessed with the birth of three beautiful children.

He was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock.

His number one and greatest joy was spending time with family and friends, building and creating things out of nothing and working outdoors. He had a knack for building, creating and fixing anything, including fixing hearts with a simple hug, words of wisdom and a smile.

But most of all he will be remembered for being an example of living out his Christian faith. He was a humble, kind and loving man who loved and served our Lord through others asking nothing in return.

Esteban is survived by his Wife Adalia, Three children; Vanessa (Greg Dickey II) Popoca, Stephanie Eli (Abigail Hill) Popoca, Kristina (Ewa Cebula) Popoca. His mother Ines Popoca, his Sister Inés Jovita (Bernardo) Lopez, his Sister Flora (Jesus) Diaz, his brother Alberto Popoca, his sister Cleo (Chino) Popoca, his sister Nieves Popoca Murillo, his Mother-in-Law Anita Perez and numerous beautiful nieces and nephews, in-laws and many close family friends along with his grandpup’s & grandcats (Ruckus, Gator, Eisley, Esme and Aslan)

Esteban is preceded in death by his father Manuel, his brother Manny, his sister Gloria and a niece Fatima Lopez.

Visitation will be on Sunday May 16, 2021 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at Schneider, Leucht, Merwin, and Cooney Funeral Home 1211 N. Seminary Ave, Woodstock, IL The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Street, Woodstock, on Monday May 17, 2021 at 10:30 am. Interment will be private.

The family of Esteban Popoca wishes to extend sincere thanks to all family, friends and loved ones who walked and followed his journey with Love, Prayers and Support and to all the amazing caregivers Dr.’s, Nurses and especially to the loving and caring staff at Journey Care - Hospice.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Journey Care - Barrington, IL.






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Memorial Gathering
May 16, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney
1211 North Seminary Avenue / P.O. Box 22
Woodstock, IL 60098

Funeral Mass
May 17, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
312 Lincoln Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098

Private Interment


JourneyCare Hospice Care Center
405 N. Lake Zurich Road, Barrington IL 60010

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