In Honor of Joe Angel Medina: 1963 – 2016

Joe Angel Medina Honoring Fallen SoldiersThere are hundreds of pictures of Joe Angel Medina standing with the likes of local leaders, judges, district attorneys, state and U.S. politicians, and even Governor Scott Walker. Joe was very involved in politics and touched hundreds, if not thousands of people lives in a positive way!

Anyone who had the honor of knowing Joe understands that he didn’t pose in those pictures for glamor or recognition. These people were his friends, and they felt honored and grateful to have their picture taken with Joe! Just ask any one of them…

U.S. Marine, Reverend, President of the Wisconsin Latino Veterans Memorial Foundation, and Chair of the Wisconsin Assembly of Conservative Hispanics are just some of the titles that Joe can be remembered by. Joe was also a husband, father, and grandfather. His family, friends, and anyone who met him, knew Joe as a humble, loving, servant of Christ.

His heart and motives were pure, and I can honestly say that Joe was the most selfless person I ever met. Through his actions Joe made this world a better place, and though his actions Joe taught me to be a better person. I truly believe that Joe was an Angel sent to us by God!

Joe would go out of his way to help anyone in need: Veterans, Addicts, and Homeless people, just to name a few. One example was back on July 4th, 2014 when Joe helped a Waukesha homeless Marine named Ed.

Here’s what Joe shared on Facebook:

“Today for the 4th of July I invited Ed the homeless Marine veteran to my home. Ed eat a little of everything, drank some cold beers and wouldn’t stop thanking us. Afterwards I went to his tent in the woods – I wasn’t impressed. I will be asking for help here real soon let’s find him a job & shelter. Ed & I served in the same war conflict in 1983. He was so grateful for the arm braces we gave him. Now we look like twins God bless him!”

Joe Angel Medina and Ed 07-04-2014

Joe’s wife, Yolanda, stated the following in Joe’s 07/04/2014 Facebook post:

“Since the day I met Joe (at the age of 14) he has always ‘taken care’ of someone. I cannot count the number of times, early in our marriage, when we housed Marines that just arrived on base and didn’t know where to put their families, how to feed them, etc. When we moved to Texas we took in the homeless, drug addicts, prostitutes, neighbors, church members, unwed moms, you name it – and if we didn’t have room in the house, they slept in our car! Once we moved back to Wisconsin we just kept on going. God has blessed us over and over with abundance for our home, safety for our family and LOTS of new friendships for it all.”

Joe Angel Medina and Yolanda Lomeli Medina - USMC

Joe and his wife, Yolanda Lomeli Medina

 

Here’s another instance of Joe helping other people: Local Man Give’s A Helping Hand

 

In Honor of Joe Angel Medina I simply want to say thank you.

Thank you for openly sharing your faith, passion, and love with the world.

Thank you for helping others who were not capable of helping themselves.

Thank you for being a friend.

I will truly miss, and never forget you!

Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord“.
Matthew 25:23

My sincere condolences go out to Yolanda Lomeli Medina (Wife), Alejandro Medina (Son), Amanda Medina Roddy (Daughter), Chente Medina (Son), Felipe Medina (Son) and all grandchildren, relatives, and friends. I share in your grief and pain, and in the great joy of being blessed with the opportunity to have met and known Joe.

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