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Juan Bazan

October 31, 1954 — December 6, 2020

JUAN ELIAS BAZAN, of Venango, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020, at his home in Venango.

Juan was born October 31, 1954, in Brownsville, Texas, to Elias and Porfiria (Rodriguez) Bazan. Juan first moved to Venango with his family in the early 1960s as migrant farmworkers. He attended school at Venango, where he played on the Panthers Football team and was Homecoming King.

On February 16, 1978, Juan married Sandra M. Harding at Holyoke, Colorado, and their union was blessed with five children, and later, nine grandchildren. Juan did many things throughout his working career, including drywalling, social work, and working at the local grain elevator.

Juan loved to socialize with people and was a bit of a jokester. He made fast friends and would go out of his way to help friends and strangers alike, sharing generously with what he had, even though he often didn't have much.

Juan was a dyed in the wool Dallas Cowboys fan. He always had Sandra print the game schedules so he would never miss a game. On a very special occasion, Juan and his family attended a game in Dallas, which was an experience that he never forgot, and often recalled with great enthusiasm.

Juan was the family organizer in many ways. He would plan Thanksgiving meals and gatherings sprinkled throughout the year. He loved to entertain and was a fabulous cook. He had a knack for preparing delicious meals with whatever seemingly random ingredients at his disposal. He also loved to grill, make salsa, and fish.

Juan's personality was magnetic. His spirited temperament also made him a gifted salesman. As such, there were times that Juan would buy and sell vehicles on the same day. Whatever he was doing, Juan was entertaining to be around. With his passing on Sunday, the world is just a little less bright and vibrant.

Juan was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard; and a sister, Gracie Delgado.

Juan is survived by his wife, Sandra of Venango; children, Anita (Ignacio) Perez, Richard (Andrea) Bazan, Gabriel (Emily) Bazan, Juan (Rebekah) Bazan, and Julie (Michael) Geisert; grandchildren, Valerie, Anselmo, & Sophia Perez, Owen & Cora Bazan, Dylan & Tyson Bazan, and Nellie & Mallory Bazan; siblings, Ramiro Bazan, Mary (David) Hahn, Raul (Candy) Bazan, Minnie (Domie) Rodriguez, Roy (Billie) Bazan; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A memorial has been established in Juan's memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. at the Venango Cemetery. Private family services will be held with Pastor Mike Brown officiating.

Visitation will be on Friday, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Bullock-Long Funeral Home in Grant.

Bullock-Long Funeral Home in Grant is in charge of arrangements.
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Friday, December 11, 2020

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