On Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, Domingo Vizcarra Guerrero, also known as Mingo, loving husband and father of three children, passed away peacefully at his home in Bigfork, at the age of 75.
Mingo was born on Oct. 18, 1943, in Salinas, California, to George Silva Guerrero and Petra Vizcarra.
In 1961, Mingo graduated from high school in Salinas. His family relocated to Napa, California. After graduating he went to the Napa Jr. College where he met his wife, Cheryl Elaine Dolezal. After they married, they moved to San Lois Obispo, California, and Mingo attended Cal Poly to earn his Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in industrial technology while working as a correctional officer at the State Prison, California Menís Colony.
In 1966 Mingo and his wife had their first child, Deren Lee, and two years later had their second child, Audrey Maria. After earning his degree, the family returned to Napa and Mingo worked as a correctional officer at the Vacaville, California, State Prison. Shortly after, he was promoted to sergeant, being the youngest sergeant the Vacaville prison had promoted at that time. In 1972, Troy Dino, his third child was born. That same year he started his insurance agency, which became a successful business in Hayward, California. He relocated his business to his hometown of Napa where he was residing. He continued to run his agency, totaling 45 years as a Farmers Insurance agent. In 2003, Mingo and his wife moved to Bigfork, semi retiring, and he continued to work remotely as a business consultant for his family business until his passing.
Mingo had a passion for ministry, starting a church, Spirit of Truth, in Pablo. He became an ordained minister April 21, 2017. He had a love and burden for the Native American people. In 2007, He earned his Master of Ministry in Biblical Counseling Services, later receiving his Ph.D. degree in Biblical studies in Biblical counseling in 2012. He used his talents and education for his ministry, touching countless lives. He loved racquetball and taught classes at the local gym in Bigfork. He was an entrepreneur, always thinking of new business ideas and investments.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Silva Guerrero, and mother, Petra Vizcarra Perez.
Mingo is survived by his wife, Cheryl Elaine Guerrero; son, Deren Lee Guerrero, daughter-in law, Sandy Guerrero, grandson, Deren Jr. and wife, Rachel and great-granddaughter, Aliyah, grandson, Daniel and granddaughter, Christine Guerrero, daughter, Audrey Marie Bruno, son-in law Tony Bruno and grandson, Tyler Bruno, son, Troy Dino Guerrero, daughter-in-law, Karina Guerrero, granddaughter, Sophia and grandson, Dominic Guerrero; siblings, George Guerrero, Benjy Guerrero, Eugene Guerrero and Vernon Jr. Perez, and many nieces and nephews.
The family will be having a private celebration of life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Spirit of Truth Church, mailed to 33862 Westview Dr., Bigfork, MT, 59911.
Friends are encouraged to visit the website www.buffalohillfh.com to leave notes of condolence for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.