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Jesus “Jesse” Maldonado, 72, of Bay City, our beloved, kind-hearted, gentle, and full of life Husband, Father, Papa, brother, uncle, and friend to many passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023 with his loving family by his side.

Jesse was born in Crystal City, Texas on April 27, 1950, the son of the late Josè and Mary (Villegas) Maldonado Sr.

Jesse was a graduate from Bay City Central High School. One night years ago, he met the former Lisa M. Warczynski; they dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on December 18, 2012. While it wasn’t enough time, they were lucky enough to have over 26 years together. Jesse was the best Father and Papa to his family. He was the cornerstone and glue that kept the family together. Meeting with his siblings weekly was one of his greatest priorities. He enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s sporting events. Jesse was a meticulous yard and garden tender. When Jesse wasn’t behind the grill cooking for his family, you could find him and his fur baby companion, Gabe, either out walking miles or cruising in his big Ram truck.

To carry on his legacy, Jesse leaves his loving wife, Lisa; children, Renee (Timothy) Klein, Jesus Maldonado Jr., and Stacie Rae (Adam)Dixon; grandchildren, Bryana Ruppert, Arianna Maldonado, Brayden Dixon, Alejandro Maldonado, Haydon Dixon, and Braxton Maldonado; great-grandchildren, Elijah Danks and Renleigh Krueger; siblings, Andy (Fee) Maldonado, Mary Artibee, Jose (Irene) Maldonado, Robert Maldonado, Rudy (Maggie) Maldonado, and Rosalena (Rudy II) Facundo; brother-in-law, Douglas (Chris) Warczynski; sister-in-law, Rebecca Warczynski, and nieces, Sarah (Nicholas) Meyer, Tiala Warczynski, and Shaylin Warczynski. Jesse was welcomed home to heaven by his parents and his brother and sister.

Jesse’s family will be present to receive visitors on Friday, March 24, 2023 from 2:00 PM until his 6:00 PM Funeral Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at


Visiting: March 24, 2023 2:00 pm - March 24, 2023 6:00 pm

Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bay County
821 N. Pine Rd.
Essexville, MI 48732

(989) 893-7334

Funeral Ceremony: March 24, 2023 6:00 pm - March 24, 2023 7:00 pm

Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bay County
821 N. Pine Rd.
Essexville, MI 48732

(989) 893-7334

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  1. Dear Lisa, my sincere sympathy to you and your whole family. Always a pleasure to speak with Jesse. His presence will surely be missed. My prayers of peace for you.

  2. Jesse: Sincere condolences to you and your family at this time of sorrow. May the good memories of the past comfort you at this time.

  3. Candle 5I am so very sorry for your lost. I can’t believe he is gone. Jesse was a great man and I’m glad was part of the family. Please know that you are in my prayers. 🙏🙏

  4. Candle 8Jesse, Alejandro and Braxton we extend our deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your entire family.
    What the earth has lost, heaven has gained. Peace to you and yours.

  5. Praying for peace and comfort for the entire family during this time and that you all find joy.
    On behalf of the Rodriguez Family

  6. Lisa, Jesse, Alex and Braxton our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Jesse was a very kind man and we always enjoyed seeing him.

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