John “Juan” Mireles, Sr. passed away at the age of 87on Friday, January 5, 2024 at Ascension Hospital in Franklin, Wisconsin. John was born July 4, 1936 in Crystal City, TX, the son of the late Marjil and Aurelia (Nee: Bocanegra) Mireles.  He was united in marriage  to Colecta Rodriguez on September 25, 1954, who preceded him in death on October 18, 2022.  John was employed as a Machine Operator for 27 years at Printing Development, Inc. before retiring. In his spare time, if he wasn’t watching his favorite football team, The Dallas Cowboys, John loved cutting his grass and enjoyed relaxing in his backyard swinging while the sun hit his face. He was an avid boxing fan and enjoyed many leisure rides to the lake front to admire the beautiful view. He also enjoyed listening and dancing to Tejano music while telling  loved ones stories of his past, but most of all he loved being in the company of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. John will be deeply missed by his six children, Graciela (Steve) Schott, Mary Mireles-Cruz, Adeline “Sheady” Gomez, Juanita “Jeannie” (Rickey) Roscizewski, Aurelia (Jim) Staven and Juan (Kristin) Mireles Jr., ten grandchildren, Nina, Jennacy, Amanda, Juan, Leticia, Santos, Brandon, Marjil, Isabella, and Alexis. He will also be missed by his eleven great grandchildren, Alina, Sienna, Aston Juan”AJ”, Sergio, Jacinda, Ryann, Paitynn, Santos Jr., Kaysen, Rhiannen and Keaton, as well as nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. John is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, brother Felix Mireles and sister Elisa Patena. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for John on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church (3126 95th St. Sturtevant, WI) . The family will welcome guests on Saturday, January 13, 2024 in St. Sebastian’s from 9:00 A.M. until the start of service. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery on Hwy 32 in Racine. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Sebastian’s Church or Our  Harmony Club (P.O. Box 457,  Sturtevant, WI 53177).