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Sucilio  F. Trujillo  Guerra  Sr.
     Secilio F. Trujillo "Buck" Guerra, Sr., 67, of North Platte passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. Secilio was born March 2, 1946 to Elijio D. and Prospera "Mabel" Torres Guerra at North Platte where he grew up.
     He attended St. Patrick''s High School then went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in the Maintenance of Way Department. Buck later worked nine years with the North Platte Packing Plant and worked as a cement finisher for Cement Products before starting his own cement company, A Triple A Concrete. Buck also worked for Western Engineering, retiring in 2008.
     In 1962 Buck married Esther Sanchez and they later divorced. He married Connie Bruce in August 1996 and they later divorced. Buck enjoyed spending his final years with his kids and grandkids. He also loved to watch western movies, traveling and being with his friends. He was a member of St. Patrick''s Catholic Church.
     Survivors include two sons, Mario (Olivia) Guerra of North Platte and Cecil, Jr. (Sanjunita) Guerra of Lincoln; eight daughters, Vicki (Jerry) Estrada of Lincoln, Tracey (Jesus) Torres of Grand Island, Donna (Wes) Kohl, Elizabeth (Alex) Tirado, Monica (Diego) Pablo, Nikki (Darby) Stevens and Erica (Mark) Davis, all of North Platte and Jennifer (Clint) Bach of Columbus. He is also survived by two brothers, Joe (Maggie) Guerra of North Platte and Lupe Guerra of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister, Delores (Roger) Lane of Lincoln; 43 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Michael and Manolito Guerra; and two grandchildren, Raquel Guerra and Alberto Urbina Guerra.
     Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Patrick''s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 with celebrant Father Jim Golka. Burial will follow in the North Platte Cemetery. Odean Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 7/17/2013
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