Julian Navarro-Jimenez passed away on March 28, 2024 at the age of ninety four.

He was the son of Adela Jimenez-Fuentes and Julian Navarro-Romo in Villaldama Nuevo León, Mexico on February 1, 1930.

Julian first came to the US by himself as a migrant field worker at age 14, he later worked as a  Vaquero,Brasero until he decided to work in the tannery and settled down in the Milwaukee area.  He worked on the assembly line at American Motors/Chrysler for 30 years until retirement as a Die Setter and active member of the UAW. Volunteering at United Migrant Opportunities Services(UMOS) in Milwaukee.  He became a Naturalized Citizen 1985.  He had several successful Entrepreneurial ventures, a merchant, a Theater and Video store owner.  He established a successful business Navarro Mexican Products Distributor, which he operated with his wife and family in Southeastern Wisconsin.  After retirement he became a well known and respected vendor at the 7 mile fair for 25years.

He was a volunteer leader and mentor for the Girl Scouts of Racine.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64yrs Maria(Mary)Louise Tovar-Salas.(87) his father (102) mother, stepmother and half brother Eduardo Navarro-Reyna. He is survived by his half-brothers Francisco,Victor,Jaime and half-sisters Juana,  Hortencia, Eulalia, Elena and Guadalupe in Mexico. He is survived by his children Lola Delgado (Manuel)of Florida, Gloria  Mata (Javier) of Racine, Josefina Suarez (Gaudencio) of Racine, Julian Navarro III of Racine, Alfredo Navarro (Brenda)of Colorado, and Francisca Range (Kurt) of Wyoming.

He is survived by 21 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.


He led an adventurous life as he worked his way across America.

Julian and Maria were both lovingly cared for till their deaths by their son Julian Navarro III.  His children, grandchildren,  nieces and nephews loved hearing him recount his many stories. He would take the kids on hikes to the river but it was never just a hike,  it was an adventure!

He will be remembered fondly. He would always say,

“We got a lotta work to do!”