Semitruck 03

Geronimo A Guerra Jr.

April 12, 1949 ~ November 5, 2020 (age 71)


Geronimo A. Guerra Jr., age 71, of Howe, IN passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at his residence.  Mr. Guerra Jr. was born on April 12, 1949 in Corpus Christi, TX to Geronimo A. Sr. and Rachel Guerra.  He attended Freer High School in Freer, TX.  On October 19, 2002 he married Julia Ann Funkhouser in Elkhart, IN.  Geronimo worked as a truck driver at Morgan Driveaway for 6 years, Bennett Truck for 3 years, and Star Fleet for 4 years.  He then owned and operated his own trucking and logistics service, “Owned and Flown by Geronimo.”  For the last 8 years, he worked as a truck driver for Elmer Service.  Geronimo was known as a funny jokester.  He enjoyed camping and being around his friends.  Geronimo was a great father and loved his children, grandchildren, family, and dogs.  

Survivors include:
Wife, Julie Guerra of Howe, IN 
Son, Jamie (Jerry Kaye) Guerra of Aurora, IN.
Daughter, Aubrey Funkhouser of Cassopolis, MI.
Step-daughter, Joann (Joseph) Bogus of Copemich, MI.
Step-son, John Reed of Traverse City, MI.
Granddaughter, Ciara Solomon of Aurora, IN.
Grandson, Joseph Rowen of Aurora, IN.
Grandson, Tyler Rolf-Guerra of Versailles, IN.
Grandson, Brock Rolf-Guerra of Versailles, IN.
Granddaughter, Lasha Tamea of Maryland.
Grandson, Caidyn Funkhouser of Colorado Springs, CO.
Granddaughter, Jennica Benitez of Elkhart, IN.
Granddaughter, Mica Douglas of Cassopolis, MI.
Granddaughter, Romi Douglas of Cassopolis, MI.
7 Great-grandchildren.
Brother, Samuel Guerra of Osgood, IN.
Brother, Jesus (Michelle) Guerra of Mesick, MI.
Sister, Cynthia (Cuco) Guerrero of MI.
Sister, Sylvia Anderson (Linda Richards) of PA.
Brother, David (Lorelle) Guerra of Bear Lake, MI.
Sister-in-law, Pelihd Guerra of Indio, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings; Sara Merick and Danny Guerra.

Funeral service will take place on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 1:00pm with calling 2 hours prior from 11:00am-1:00pm at Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 603 South Detroit Street, LaGrange, IN 46761

Cremation will take place following the funeral service.

Pastor Austin Gilliland will officiate the services.

Memorial donations may be directed to the family.

To sign the online guestbook or to share a memory, visit or find us on

Arrangements and care trusted to Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services of LaGrange, IN. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Geronimo A Guerra Jr., please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Geronimo A Guerra Jr.
© 2021 Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy