Samuel Montelongo Gutierrez Jr.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, Sam passed away at home on Christmas, December 25, 2021, with his wife Christina and pet Charlie at his side. Samuel and Christina were blessed with the Sacrament of Marriage on August 19, 2009.
Samuel was born March 5, 1959, in Monterrey, Mexico. He was the son of the late Samuel and Sara Gutierrez. Also preceding him in death are his brother Martin A. Gutierrez and nephew Martin J. Gutierrez.
By the grace of God Sam lived and by His grace he died. Samuel was kind, industrious worker, loving husband, and father. He served honorably in the United States Army for 8 years and was employed at the Meijer Store in Saginaw Township. Sam enjoyed traveling, hiking, and canoeing. He loved his hobbies and spending time with family and friends.
Now Samuel is survived by his wife, Christina V. Chingman; children Samuel (Lindsey) Gutierrez, Cody Gutierrez, Alexis and Albert Chingman-Tijerina; special grandson, Albert Chingman-Tijerina; granddaughters, Phoenix, Vida, and Maria; his siblings, Hilario Gutierrez, Maria (Pedro) Ortiz, Jose Gutierrez, Marcial Gutierrez, Sara (James) Robar, and Elias (Shannon) Gutierrez; special nieces, Sonia, and Cruz Gutierrez; friend, Diane Krause; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Church, 615 Hoyt Ave. in Saginaw. Friends may visit with the family at Cederberg Brietzke Funeral Home, 403 N. Michigan Ave. in Saginaw on Monday, January 3, 2022, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the Cathedral on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly where full Military Honors will be accorded.