Simon Cruz Marquez Jr., 61, of Racine, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 31, 1960. Born the son of Simon and Antonia (nee: Cruz) Marquez. Simon loved to play music, sing, and enjoyed musical instruments. He loved to cook and worked as a chef at a restaurant. He enjoyed going to Potawatomi Casino to gamble. Simon will be dearly missed by his children Christa (Duane) Reeves, Thomasa (Ruben) Carlos, and Simon (Natalia) Marquez III, and grandchildren Timothy, Quintin, Dre, Jeffrey, Johnathon, Desmond, Juan, Ashly, Marissa, Elisabeth, Mariah, Jaydah, Simon IV, Anhaile, Isaiah, and Amiyah. He will be deeply missed by great-grandchildren Liliana, Elijah, Emanuel, Isai, Alia, Ezekiel, Elias, Malia, Bella, Junior, Layla, Elijah, Michael, Julian, Aiden, Ryder, Addrianna, Ceaser. He will be missed by his brothers Lupe and Arturo Marquez, and sisters Theresa Moreno, Teilma Marquez, Alma Martinez, and Antonia Marquez, as well as a very special friend Angie. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends. Simon is preceded in death by his parents, and four brothers Jesse, Andy, Lewis, and Juan Marquez. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 12 p.m. The family will receive guests on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at church from 11 a.m. until time of mass. The family will also receive guests on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Strouf Funeral Home from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery following the funeral mass.