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Rafael Rios, age 50, of Neenah, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 with his family by his side. Rafael was born on February 16, 1968 in Nuevo Laredo, Tamps, Mexico, son of Guadalupe and Catalina (Ramirez) Rios. He was a truck driver in Texas for most of his life. Rafael and his family were migrant worker in Wisconsin until he decided to permanently reside in Wisconsin. He had a great sense of humor and always put a smile on his face. You could never be mad at him because he would always make you laugh. He enjoyed cooking for the kids and always making jokes. His favorite sport was football. He was a Texans fan at heart.
He is survived by his mother Catalina Rios, girlfriend Macarena Wangnet, siblings Juana Maria Rios, Maria del Carmen(Armando) Quintana, Adrian(Gloria) Rios, Abigail(Santiago) Bustamante. Children Stephanie(Michael), Rafael Jr(Naomi), Rafael "Rafiqui", Joseph, Jonathan, Catherine and Johaney. Step Children Jeremy, Joshua, Laisha and Alondra Wangnet. Two grandchildren Kairi and Grayson and 14 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Kessler Funeral Home, 304 S. Commercial St., Neenah, with Pastor Lucas Bressan officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services.