Valenzuela Rojas Jr.
45 years of Shakopee, Minnesota
January 21, 1977 ~ March 17, 2022
Alejandro Valenzuela Rojas Jr. also known as Alex, Jr & Jano of Shakopee, MN, passed Thursday March 17, 2022, from kidney failure and cancer. Alejandro Jr. passed at his brothers’ home in Mounds View MN.
He was born January 21, 1977, in Salinas, California to Alejandro Rojas Sr. and Hortencia Valenzuela. Alejandro Jr. is survived by his wife, Gris Garcia Rojas and his 9-year-old son Ethan Rojas; parents, Alejandro Sr. from Minnesota and Hortencia Valenzuela of California; he is also survived by 2 sisters, Ivette and Carmen Valenzuela Rojas; brother, Juan Carlos (Azucena); numerous nieces and nephews from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and surviving paternal grandfather, Nicolas Rojas from Illinois.
Alejandro Jr. was raised in Greenfield, CA. At age 18 years he moved to Minnesota. He attended Greenfield Elementary School and later he attended school in Minnesota and received his G.E.D.
Alejandro Jr. was a die-hard Raider Fan and was also a Dodger Fan. Jano, as most called him, was a happy person. The battle with acute renal failure and later with cancer did not stop him. He worked hard until he could not anymore. His son Ethan was the love of his life. Jano’s beautiful smiles and friendship will surely be missed by all that knew him. Jano had a heart of gold and he loved all that crossed his path.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with gathering one hour prior.