Miguel Arce, 68, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011. He was born on Sept. 6, 1942 in Laredo to Pedro and Carlota Arce. He was a Vietnam veteran with 25 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Miguel Arce Jr.; two brothers, Julio Arce and Carlos Blas Arce Sr.; and a nephew, Eric Flores.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Elida R. Arce of Robstown; his children, Monica A. (Juan) Gutierrez, Laura A. (Frank) Ybarra, both of Robstown, Aracely Arce of Houston, and Javier (Trisha) Arce of Banquete; his brother, Pedro (Elida S.) Arce of Banquete; his sister, Susana (the late Ricardo) Lozano of Virginia; and his sister-in-law, Dora Arce of Laredo; 13 grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2011 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown. Entombment followed at Memorial Park Mausoleum in Robstown.

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