Daniel De La Cruz, 75, of Winters passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born February 5, 1936 to Evaristo M. and Inocencia Santos De La Cruz. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his brother Juan Pedro De La Cruz.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Jose De La Cruz and wife, Nadine, and Louis N. De La Cruz all of Winters, Marie Esparanza MeekLane of Houston, Susy Stamper and husband, Robert, of Coleman, and Raul De La Cruz and wife, Sandra, of Aubrey. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosary will be recited Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Lange Funeral Home Chapel in Ballinger. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ballinger with Fr. Hugh Wade officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Winters. Serving as pallbearers will be nephews, Louis De La Cruz, Jr., Fred De La Cruz, Albert De La Cruz, Jo Ray De La Cruz, Ricky De La Cruz, and Raul De La Cruz, Jr.

Arrangements are with Lange Funeral Home of Ballinger. Guests may register online at ballingerfuneralhome.com.