Funeral Mass was held on Friday, April 9, 2010 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the Municipal Cemetery in San Martin, Michoacon, Mexico. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Manuel Tapia Godino was born on Jan. 10, 1951 in Pastor Ortiz, Michoachan, Mexico to Antonio Tapia and Adela Godino. He was baptized and confirmed as an infant in San Martin, Michoacan, Mexico.
In 1971, Manuel was united in marriage to Maria Eloisa Lara in San Martin. Together they were blessed with seven children: Antonio, Victor, Claudia, Jose Luis, Maria Guadalupe, Jesus, and Juan.
Manuel loved to grill and have family parties. He was very friendly with everyone and had many friends. He loved visiting the West Bend Grotto. Manuel's favorite food was Chinese and when he was not eating out, he enjoyed cooking. Manuel treasured going out with his wife and being with his children and grandchildren.
Those left to cherish his memory include his father, Antonio Tapia; his wife, Maria Eloisa Lara of Storm Lake; his children: Antonio of Storm Lake; Victor of Storm Lake; Claudia of Mexico; Jose Luis of Mexico; Maria Guadalupe, Jesus, and Juan all of Storm Lake; his grandchildren: Ivette, Emily, Antonio, Ricardo, Leticia, Victor Armando, Elizabeth, Diego, Pablo, Jesus, Cecilia, Manuel, Luis, Cesar, Alejaudro, Jorge, Miguel Angel, Angel, Claudia; his brothers: Francisco of Mexico and Jorge of Idaho; his sisters: Juana, Guadalupe, Lucia, Josefina, Gudelia of Mexico, Maria of Idaho and Leonor of California; extended family and friends.
Manuel was preceded in death by his mother, Adela Godino; his grandfather, Jesus Tapia; his grandmother, Trina Lara; and his nephew, Jose.