Aristeo B. “Art” Rodriguez 87 passed away Friday morning January 3, 2014 in Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. He was born June 26, 1928 in Cotulla, TX the son of Jesus R. and Manuela H. (nee: Blaylock) Rodriguez. A graduate of Cotulla High School. He also attended Baptist College in Corpus Christi, TX Art served in the U.S. Navy as a Petty Officer, and photographer during WWII and also in the Korean Conflict. He met Vanetta E. Langer and they were married in 1953 in Waukegan, IL. She just passed away on December 19, 2013. Art was a truck driver for DART and owned his own equipment for many years. Survivors include his brother J.B. Rodriguez, nieces and nephews; Sam, Sandra, Samia, Sonia, Sidra, David, Ricky, Caesar, Leon, and Clarissa, a great nephew Ryan, and a great niece Lauren, along with many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Mike, a brother Joel and a sister Emma. Funeral Services will be Friday January 10, 2014 at 11 a.m in Strouf Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors will follow in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in the Town of Dover. The family will receive guests in the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. ;