Severiana Beserra


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Posted Online: Dec. 26, 2012, 7:01 pm
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Funeral services for Severiana V. Beserra, 83, of East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.
Mrs. Beserra died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the family.
Vera Valdez was born Feb. 21, 1929, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, the daughter of Juan and Julia Mandujuano Valdez. She arrived in East Moline in 1959 and married Frank Beserra on Nov. 26, 1960, in East Moline. He died Aug. 27, 1980.
She and her husband owned and operated The Latin Village Restaurant, East Moline, for more than 50 years until their death.
Survivors include her daughter, Connie (Mauricio) Escarria, East Moline; grandson, Mauricio Michael Escarria; sisters, Maria Guerrero, San Antonio, Texas, Porfiria Valdez and Ursula Valdez, Nuevo Laredo, and Socorro "Coco" Tristan, East Moline; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three infant siblings, three adult sisters and three adult brothers.
Online condolences my be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.












 



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