Our beloved Alfredo “Fritz” Villarreal Jr. passed away peacefully on December 16, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 6, 1944, in his cherished hometown of Laredo, Texas. Alfredo considered Laredo and Zapata, Texas his hometowns being raised in both. Alfredo led a remarkable life filled with love, dedication, and service to his country and community and family.
Fritz, a proud veteran, embodied the qualities of honor, strength, and compassion. After serving in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd airborne division, where he deployed to Santo Domingo. He dedicated himself to a career in service to our Country. With unwavering commitment, Alfredo served in various sectors of the government such as U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs Inspector, DEA- Special Agent, Secret Service, U.S. Customs Special Agent, and in which he retired in the esteemed position of U.S. Customs Attache of Mexico. All his dedication, and exemplary conduct brought immense pride not only to his family but also to his colleagues and community.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Alfredo was a cherished member of his family and a pillar of support for his loved ones. Throughout his 53 years of marriage to his beloved wife Yolanda G. Villarreal, their bond grew stronger each passing year. Alfredo was a trusted and loving father to his children, and he took immense joy in being a doting grandfather to his grandchildren who he affectionately referred to as his “tesoros.” He was loved by all who knew him. He was charismatic, life of the party, everyone’s friend, known for his boastful laugh, wit, and his unique sense of humor.
Outside his professional and family life, Alfredo found solace and joy in the simple pleasures that brought him utmost happiness. He cherished the tranquility of his ranch, where he was often found connecting with nature, tending to his animals, and surrounding himself with the peace that only the land could provide. Golfing was another passion that allowed him to unwind and connect with friends, creating memories that will forever be cherished.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfredo Villarreal, Sr. and Carlota Alexander Villarreal; his brother Xavier Villarreal.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Yolanda G. Villareal; his children, Alfredo Villarreal, III., and Andrea Yvette (Charlie) Gonzalez; his grandchildren, Alexis Nicole Gonzalez, Amanda Christine Gonzalez, and Abigail Alysse Gonzalez; his brother Carlos Eduardo Villarreal; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
The family will be receiving condolences on Wednesday evening, December 20, 2023 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday morning, December 21, 2023 departing at 9:30 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to St. Patrick Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the Laredo City Cemetery.
Military Honors will be provided by The U.S. Army and The American Legion Post 59.
Pallbearers will be: Carlos Eduardo Villarreal, Charlie Gonzalez, John Villarreal, Frank Guerra, Homero Javier Garza, Israel E. Gutierrez, Javier Elizondo, Jr., and Oscar O. Martinez, Jr.
The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to: his physicians, Dr. Tobre Kokoricha, Dr. E. Miranda, Dr. Idelfonso Florez, Dr. R. Cigarroa, Gabe Castillejella, the nurses and staff at Superior healthcare; Doctors Hospital & Staff, and his caregiver Carlos Guadalupe Quiroz.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.