Acevedo, Antonia “Toni”
Toni was born on May 10, 1943 in Laredo, Texas, the daughter of the late Teodoro and Genoveba (Gonzalez) Sanchez. She spent most of her childhood years in Laredo and the surrounding areas. On September 13, 1960, Toni was united in marriage to Israel “Joe” Acevedo Sr. at Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission, TX. As husband and wife, the couple settled in Bear Creek, where they raised ten beautiful children. A homemaker first, Toni was always present in the lives of her husband and children. Blessed with a hard work ethic, she performed various odd jobs over the years. For many years, Toni worked on a seasonal basis at Flanagan’s Sauerkraut Factory and also helped out on the Clinton Farm. She often showed her love and appreciation to family, friends, and animals of all kinds. She was preceded in death by her husband on September 21, 2015. Toni was an active member of Calvary Apostolic Church, Clintonville, where she joined in singing and praising God. Her deep faith was always an encouragement to others. Her interests included traveling to different states around the country, making her famous tortillas from scratch, and staying active with her many grandchildren. Toni was a true matriarch of the Acevedo family. She had a warm and loving presence and “silent strength” inside of her. She always offered her assistance to others, regardless of how difficult the task. Toni enjoyed writing letters and gifting cards to stay connected with everyone. Most of all, she will forever be remembered as a humble and genuine person who always loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include nine children: Israel “Joe” Acevedo Jr. of Clintonville, Rudy Acevedo of Clintonville, Armandina (Kenneth) Lorge of Clintonville, Sonia (Artemio) Sanchez of Itasca, TX, Mario Acevedo of Kimberly, Robert (Cristina) Acevedo of Seymour, Brenda Lerma of Clintonville, Albert Acevedo of Clintonville, and Jolyne Zaldivar of Clintonville. Toni is survived by 19 grandchildren Josh (Lindsay) Stock, Israel Acevedo III, Nina (Shannon) Labby, Nathaniel Acevedo, Keith Neilitz, Michelle and Melinda Lorge, Danny (Kenia) Sanchez, Tony (Sara) Sanchez, Josh (Abby) Sanchez, Chrystal (Angel) Pesina, Alejandro and Daniel Acevedo, Brandon Carrillo, Samantha, and Israel Lerma, Zachariah and Sabastian Acevedo, and Mia Zaldivar. There are 17 great-grandchildren: Layla, Allie, Liam, and Natalie Stock; Ella, Isabelle, and Lola Labby; John Austin, Joel Acevedo, and Haley Tank; Emory, Josiah, and Eliana Sanchez; J.J. and Allison; Adelyn and Zion Sanchez. There are also three sisters-in-law: Consuelo Acevedo of Bear Creek, Paula Sanchez of Modesto, CA, and Sharon Sanchez of Appleton: and one brother-in-law, Lupe Ozuna of Mission, TX. Toni is further survived by many other relatives and friends. Toni was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Joe; a son Ernesto; a grandson John Acevedo; a brother Arturo Sanchez; three sisters-in-law, Irma Ozuna, Elma Acevedo, and Argentina Acevedo; and three brothers-in-law, Ismael Acevedo, Reynaldo Acevedo, and Alfredo Acevedo Jr.
Funeral Service was held on Saturday, August 29th, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Apostolic Church, Clintonville, and Rev. Sylvester Narlock officiated. Burial was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Bear Creek. Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, assisted the family. Please go to www.beil-didier.com to sign the online guestbook or to send a card to the family.