Jose E. Aguilar, age 55, beloved husband and father, went home peacefully after a long fight with End-Stage Kidney Disease and Multi Myeloma Cancer on Monday, September 16, 2013.

He was born on December 14, 1957 in Eagle Pass, Texas to Thomas and Dora (Sonora) Aguilar. He graduated from Eagle Pass High School in 1976. Shortly after he moved to Wisconsin, he worked at Webcrafters Inc. in Madison for 30 years. He started out in the shipping department as a truck driver, then loaded trucks until he became the first shift lead worker and supervisor until his illness in 2007.

Jose is survived by his wife Sue, his three children, daughters Jami (Mike) Skarda, of Lodi, WI, Jody (Jon) Mecum of Viroqua, WI and son Mark (Domonique) Mecum Jr. of Sun Prairie, WI. Eight grandchildren that loved him very much; Shania and Sierra Skarda of Lodi, WI, Rylee and Dakota Hull of Sun Prairie WI., Mattie Aguilar of Beaver Dam, WI, Tony and Aila Aguilar of Waunakee, WI., and Hailey Bacon. He is also survived by his father-in-law Orville Jacoby of Pine Bluff, WI., his loving parents, Thomas and Dora Aguilar of Eagle Pass, TX., two brothers Tomas (Tina) Aguilar of Eagle Pass TX., Frank (Terry) Aguilar of Token Creek, WI., three sisters, Mary Packard of Oconomowoc, WI., Mandy (Dan) Lund of San Antonio, TX., Vero (Jorge) Sanchez of Eagle Pass, TX. Many sister-in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, along with two other children Joey and Hannah. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law Nola Slack of Madison,WI., oldest sister Doris Silva of Eagle Pass, TX., and a grandson Zane Aguilar of Madison, WI.

Jose also wanted to give a very special "Thank You" to his wife Sue for staying with him through every bump in the road we have hit. Dr. Ahrens, nurses and staff at the dialysis center of Madison, WI., the Oncology department, Dr. Frontier and all the nurses and staff for all their help and kindness. Family and Friends at a time of need, and the rest for getting out of the way. A very special "Thank You" to best friends Marty (Sue) Batz, of Waunakee, WI., for always being there with their help, encouragement and special friendship, sister Mary for her extra support, help and being there especially the last four months. Another big "Thank You" to Agrace HospiceCare for helping the family through Joe's last days with us.

A gathering and sharing of memories for family and friends will be held on Sunday Sept 22, 2013 at 7661 County Rd Y, Lodi, WI from 1:00pm to 4:00p.m.

"Life is but a stopping place, a pause in what's to be, a resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, different paths along the way, we all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to say... Our destination is a place, far greater than we know. For some the journeys quicker, for some the journeys slow. And when the journey finally ends, we'll claim a great reward. And find an everlasting peace, together with the Lord." We all love you Joe, you will be missed dearly, and always in our hearts.