Pastor Jose Cruz Carreon

Sturm Funeral Home, St. James

Pastor Jose Cruz Carreon

St. James - Pastor Jose Cruz Carreon, age 71, of St. James died at his home on Friday, July 23, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Visitation will begin at 10:00am, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Iglesia Pentecostes La Roca Church in St. James and will continue until service time.

Services will be 4:00pm Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Iglesia Pentecostes La Roca Church in St. James.

Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. James.

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Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

He was born May 3,1950 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas. The son of Leandro and Maria R. Carreon. Jose was the oldest of nine children. Jose moved to Minnesota with his wife and kids and made St. James their new home in 1986. In the early 1990's, he established one of the first Spanish speaking churches in the community with the church services out of the family garage. Church "La Roca" continues to have services till this day. He also started a Spanish Christian radio station to bless our community. He brought many souls to Jesus. Jose fostered many teenagers and was a father figure to others. He enjoyed traveling with his family, preaching, and gardening. Jose always had spicy peppers to share and a good meal to share along with all visitors.

Jose is survived by his wife Maria G. (Lupita) Carreon; children, Jose (Tonia), Antonio (Jerusalem), Alfredo, Isaac, Daniel (Yasmine), Ruby Lee (Juan), and Vanessa (Fraulin); Stepchildren, Brandon, Christine, Crystal and Zalthiel; 21 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; along with foster children, several nieces, nephews and their families. Jose is preceded in death by his father Leandro Carreon and mother Maria R. Carreon.

Posted online on July 24, 2021