It has been said that “any man can be a Father, but not every man can be a Dad.”\n\nToday our loving Dad passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.\n\nManuel was born on March 1, 1922 to Maria and Ladislado Guerrero in Los Angeles, California. In 1942 Manuel entered the military draft and served honorably for three years in World War II where he was one of the first of many who engaged the beaches of Normandy while serving in the United States Army.\n\nIn his later years, Dad enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and going grocery shopping. Dad loved movies, even though he would fall asleep prior to the opening credits. “Saving Private Ryan” was his all time favorite war picture and was the only movie he ever stayed awake in—calling it the most accurate depiction of World War II to date.\n\nHe was an active member of the LDS Church.\n\nSurvived by our Mother, Kay Guerrero; sons, Manuel Jr., Frank, and Craig Guerrero (Lori); daughters, Maria Thomas (Bud), Denise Guerrero; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also survived by Lisa Guerrero and Troy Jorgensen.\n\nFuneral services will be Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 12 Noon at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State Street. A viewing will be held at the mortuary Thursday from 11-11:45 a.m. Interment: Utah Veterans Memorial Park.