Marcelino A. Palacios

Marcelino A. Palacios, 89, passed away on July 4, 2018 at home on the Morongo Indian Reservation. Marcelino was born on July 17, 1928 in Banning. He was a lifelong resident of Banning and graduated from Banning High School.

Marcelino had been married to Roselee Palacios for 42 years. He was a landscaper and drove trucks and heavy equipment. He could repair anything. He was an Army corporal and received a Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Indian Mission.

Among his greatest achievements was being “number 1 dad and grandpa (Ta-ta).” He was a kind man. He had many friends, helped others and loved his dog, Penny.

He is preceded in death by his father Sylvestre Palacios; mother Ysabel Palacios; sons Ernest Palacios and Anthony Trujillo; and granddaughter Tammy Steckstor.

He is survived by his wife Roselee Palacios of the Morongo Indian Reservation; daughters Shawna Mongori of the Morongo Indian Reservation, Yvonne Diaz of Grand Terrace and Sally Steckstor of Las Vegas; sons Anthony Martin of the Morongo Indian Reservation, Rudy Palacios and Michael Palacios both of Banning; sisters Angie Carrillo of Fresno and Andrea Gonzales of Banning; brother John Palacios and Banning; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; multiple nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 13, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Morongo Community Center. Rosary will follow at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Indian Mission. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

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