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German Villa

March 17, 1968 — January 4, 2024

German Cervantes Villa, a beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2024, in Provo, Utah. Born on March 17, 1968, in Villa Corona Jalisco, Mexico, German immediately brought joy and happiness to his parents, Jesus Jose Cervantes and Maria del Rosario Villa.

He was a master at operating an excavator in the construction industry. He demonstrated determination and a strong work ethic, proving that success can be achieved through hard work and dedication.

German came to America in his early adult life to build a better future for his parents, brothers, sisters, and to reach his goals and dreams in life. In the summer of 1987, German met the love of his life, Georgia (his ojos de miel). Together, they had two children, Anna and German Jr. Later, he married Georgia on May 10, 1997, in Orem, Utah. German felt a deep love and protection for his family and he did everything he could to make sure they had everything they needed, including his brothers and sisters.

Outside of his work, German found immense joy in the simple pleasures of life. He had a deep passion for soccer. He played on a team with his soccer buddies almost every weekend. He traveled to many places, but always made an effort to go back to his hometown at least every Christmas. He loved experiencing life through food, whether it was sampling new dishes or savoring his favorite recipes. A plate of Birria and tortillas with his Coke on the side was his most favored recipe. He enjoyed all types of movies, especially his old Cantinflas films. You would hear him laugh throughout the whole film from start to end.

Above all, German treasured his time spent with his loved ones. He adored his wife and their bond was a testament to true love and unwavering support. His greatest pride were his children, and later, his grandchildren. German's presence enriched the lives of his family and friends, who admired his infectious laughter, kindness, his big sense of humor, and the joy he brought to every gathering. He was a man with a tough exterior and a strong character. He was a straight shooter and called things the way he saw them. He had a soft spot in his heart and if you needed help, German was the first to show up and never expected anything in return. He even helped people he didn't know. German's heart was big and generous. If you were blessed to know German, your life was better for it.

German is survived by his wife, Georgia; children, Anna and German Jr.; three grandchildren; two brothers, Juan Carlos and Martin; and three sisters, Guadalupe, Luz Maria, and Claudia. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose Jesus and Maria del Rosario; grandmother, Maria Del Transito Gonzalez; and nephew, Omar Cervantes.

Funeral services will be held on January 12, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, located at 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah 84003. Prior to the service, a viewing will be held on January 12, 2024, from 9:45-10:45 AM, as well as a viewing on January 11, 2024, from 6:00-8:00 PM. These gatherings provide an opportunity for friends and family to come together, share stories, and offer their heartfelt condolences. Interment will be in the American Fork Cemetery.

Forever loved and deeply missed, may German Cervantes Villa rest in eternal peace. Until we meet again. We think about you always, we talk about you still, you will never be forgotten. We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain, to walk and guide us through our lives until we meet again. We love you, Dad.

 
German Cervantes Villa, un amado esposo, padre y amigo, falleció pacíficamente el 4 de enero de 2024 en Provo, Utah. Nacido el 17 de marzo de 1968 en Villa Corona Jalisco, México, German inmediatamente trajo alegría y felicidad a sus padres, Jesús José Cervantes y María del Rosario Villa. 
 
Era un maestro en el manejo de una excavadora en la industria de la construcción. Demostró determinación y una sólida ética de trabajo, demostrando que el éxito se puede lograr con trabajo duro y dedicación. 
 
German llegó a Estados Unidos en los primeros años de su vida adulta para construir un futuro mejor para sus padres, hermanos y para alcanzar sus metas y sueños en la vida. En el verano de 1987, German conoció al amor de su vida, Georgia (sus ojos de miel). Juntos tuvieron dos hijos, Anna y German Jr. Posteriormente, se casó con Georgia el 10 de mayo de 1997 en Orem, Utah. German sintió un profundo amor y protección por su familia e hizo todo lo posible para asegurarse de que tuvieran todo lo que necesitaban, incluidos sus hermanos. 
 
Fuera de su trabajo, German encontró una inmensa alegría en los placeres simples de la vida. Tenía una profunda pasión por el fútbol. Jugaba en un equipo con sus compañeros de fútbol casi todos los fines de semana. Viajó a muchos lugares, pero siempre se esforzó en volver a su ciudad natal al menos cada Navidad. Le encantaba experimentar la vida a través de la comida, ya fuera probando platos nuevos o saboreando sus recetas favoritas. Un plato de Birria y tortillas con su Coca-Cola al lado era su receta favorita. Disfrutaba de todo tipo de películas, especialmente sus viejas películas de Cantinflas. Lo escucharías reír durante toda la película, de principio a fin. 
 
Por encima de todo, German valoraba el tiempo que pasaba con sus seres queridos. Adoraba a su esposa y su vínculo era un testimonio de amor verdadero y apoyo inquebrantable. Su mayor orgullo fueron sus hijos, y más tarde, sus nietos. La presencia de German enriqueció la vida de su familia y amigos, quienes admiraban su risa contagiosa, su amabilidad, su gran sentido del humor y la alegría que traía a cada reunión. Era un hombre de exterior duro y carácter fuerte. Era franco y llamaba las cosas como él las veía. Tenía una debilidad en su corazón y si necesitabas ayuda, German era el primero en aparecer y nunca esperaba nada a cambio. Incluso ayudó a personas que no conocía. El corazón de German era grande y generoso. Si tuviste la suerte de saber al German, tu vida fue mejor por ello. 
 
A German le sobreviven su esposa, Georgia; niños, Anna y German Jr.; tres nietos; dos hermanos, Juan Carlos y Martín; y tres hermanas, Guadalupe, Luz María y Claudia. Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres, José Jesús y María del Rosario; abuela, Maria Del Tránsito Gonzalez; y sobrino, Omar Cervantes. 
 
Los servicios funerarios se llevarán a cabo el 12 de enero de 2024 a las 11:00 a. m. en Anderson & Sons Mortuary, ubicado en 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah 84003. Antes del servicio, se llevará a cabo un velorio el 12 de enero de 2024. , de 9:45 a 10:45 a. m., así como una visualización el 11 de enero de 2024, de 6:00 a 8:00 p. m. Estas reuniones brindan una oportunidad para que amigos y familiares se reúnan, compartan historias y ofrezcan su más sentido pésame. El entierro será en el cementerio American Fork.
 
 
Por siempre amado y profundamente extrañado, que en paz eterna descanse Germán Villa Cervantes. Hasta que nos encontremos de nuevo. Siempre pensamos en ti, todavía hablamos de ti, nunca te olvidaremos. Te mantenemos cerca de nuestros corazones y allí permanecerás, para caminar y guiarnos a través de nuestras vidas hasta que nos volvamos a encontrar. Te amamos, papá.
 
 
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