Ysidro Contreras, known by many as Chico passed away at the age of 81 on March 19, 2017.
Ysidro was born on May 15, 1935 in Moulton, Texas.
Ysidro married Anita "Ana"Garcia Contreras on June 13, 1958 in Rensselaer, IN , they were married for 59 years.
Ysidro started his career as a carpenter with Stokes Construction and then went on to work with numerous contractors doing what he loved best. Carpentry became his passion and he took great pride in his work and expected nothing but the best in his craftsmanship. Presently he was self employed and still worked trimming houses for two contractors. When he did not have a house to trim he spent his time in his backyard working on building or creating something. He enjoyed family gathering, eating out on Fridays, shopping at all the building stores for another saw he didn't even need. He loved his family and friends and was always ready to help them out in any way he could. He had a unique sense of humor that always had everyone laughing. Even during difficult times and struggles he worked through them with help from his savior Jesus Christ to always be the best provider and supporter for his family.
Ysidro is survived by his wife Anita and his 6 children, Sylvia Contreras of Homestead, FL, Anita Maria Contreras of San Marcos, Lisa Gonzales and her husband Ernest of San Marcos, Isa Mendez and her husband Robert Jr of Lockhart, Ysidro Contreras Jr and his wife Lidia of San Marcos, and Estella Mendoza and her husband John of San Marcos.
He leaves behind 22 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
He is also survived by 8 siblings, George Contreras of Houston, TX, Mike Perales of Flatonia, TX, Jane Robichaud of Houston, TX, Marie Ramirez of Hillsboro, OR, Tommie Orosco of Flatonia, TX, Johnny Perales of Praha, TX, Polly Melchor of Waelder, TX, and Beatrice Ramirez of Houston, TX. He also leaves behind aunts and an uncle and numerous cousins, and nephews and nieces.
Ysidro is preceded in death by his father Agustin "Gus" Contreras, stepmother Francisca Vega Contreras, his mother Patrocinia "Patsy"Perales, and stepfather Manuel Perales.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Thomason Funeral Home. Visitation will start at 4pm on Thursday, March 23, 2017 with a service and rosary at 7pm. Mass will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10am at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church.