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Adela Castaneda
  • April 21, 1931
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  • July 16, 2022

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HOME WITH JESUS

Adela (Aguirre) Castaneda, 91

April 21st, 1931- July 16th, 2022

of Gary, Indiana went home to be with her Lord, God, and Personal

Savior Jesus Christ, on July 16th, 2022. Adela was surrounded by

loved ones when she peacefully passed away from this life into

everlasting life with Jesus.

Adela: a precious daughter, loving wife, and adoring mother,

grandmother, and great grandmother.

Adela was born April 21, 1931, in Crystal City Texas, to Antonio

and Celestina Aguirre, both proceeded Adela to be with their Lord

God and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven. Adela grew up in Crystal

City Texas with her two sisters Guadalupe Buitron, and Sonia

Hernandez. Adela’s family moved to Laredo, Texas where Adela

attended elementary and middle school. Her family moved to

different parts of the Midwest until prior to WWII they settled in the

Harbor, East Chicago, Indiana, where Adela attended Washington

H.S. Adela worked as a secretary in Chicago, Ill. Until she married

Sergio Castaneda, her husband for 53 years.

Sergio passed from this life on April 19, 2004, into everlasting life,

to be with his personal Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ.

Sergio was interned on April 21st, Adela’s 73rd birthday.

Adela and Sergio had 6 children: Sergio (Charlotte), Anthony (India),

Art (Carol), Rene (Theresa), Louis (Cheryl), and Eva (Peter) Schrum.

Adela’s 2nd eldest son Tony passed from this life on July 12th, 2020,

into everlasting life to be with his personal Lord, God, and Savior

Jesus Christ. Adela had 16 grandchildren, and 17 great

grandchildren.

Adela worked in the deli at the Van Til’s grocery store in Hammond,

Indiana for 20 years until she retired in 1996.

Adela greatest interests was, the happiness and caring for her

family. Adela so loved her husband and all her children, that she

freely sacrificed all she wanted for the benefit of her loved ones.

Her Life’s sacrifice was the bright star on our Christmas tree which

led US TO THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST! To Adela’s children, her

daily demonstrated love was but a small glimpse of JESUS’ LOVE.

Adela truly was the virtuous wife in Proverbs 31. She brings her

husband and family good, never harm, all the days of her life. Adela

revered God and lived her entire life with the desire to honor and

serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Adela was the obedient servant. She

never said a negative word about anyone and befriended everyone

she met with kind and loving words. Adela helped everyone who

was in need. Adela loved all her children’s many friends. She kissed

them, hugged them, calling them all “mijo” or “mija”, and fed them

as they walked into the house. She was the MOM of the

neighborhood. Other Mom’s in the neighborhood had to work. Our

Mom Adela’s work was being a mom to those children who missed

their moms. Adela will be missed by so, so many. Our comfort and

joy is knowing Adela is in the Loving Arms of Jesus

A memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Adela Castaneda will be held at Faith Life Church on July 26th, 2022, at 11:00 O’clock, located at 6980 Professional Pkwy E, Sarasota, Florida 34240. Tel. 941-388-6961

Her internment, and services will take place on August 17th,2022 at 10;30 am in the Chapel at the Saint John, Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 1547 167th St. Hammond,

Indiana 46320.


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  1. Sonya Peña says:
    27 Jul 2022
    Adela was also a loving wonderful Aunt(Tia) who will be greatly missed. I will always remember her lipstick colored lips, kisses, smile and hugs! She was always happy and positive and shared it with everyone. We our all going to miss you dearly, you will always be in my heart and i feel so blessed to have had you in my life! I love you Tia Dela, may you rest in peace with Our Lord Jesus Christ! Your niece Sonya

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