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Obituary for Francis Vincent Sotelo
Francis V. Sotelo April 2, 1922 – April 8, 2010 Francis Vincent Sotelo, 88, died on April 8, 2010, peacefully at the home he shared with his daughter Patricia and son-in-law Carey Squires, surrounded by family and friends who loved him. Frank moved to Brookings in 2004 from Bakersfield, California where he worked as a cement mason for 35 years. Frank was born in Lone Pine, California on April 2, 1922 to Albert Roman Sotelo and Petra Ruiz and moved to Los Angeles, California as a young man. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942 where he received the Victory Medal in World War II in the Philippine Liberation in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Upon returning home, he married his loving wife Dorothy who preceded him in 2002. They were married 54 years. Frank loved his family, friends and the great outdoors. He will be dearly missed. Forever all our love Papa.