MABEL L. GARCIA HAMMOND, IN Mabel L. Garcia, age 79, of Hammond passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her five children: Tim Buitron, Lucy (Roman) Kiszenia, John (Mayela) Garcia, Ray Garcia Jr., Cheryl (Mark) Fijut; 14 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Cindy Buitron; good friends: Uta Swafford and Pauline Trevino. Preceded in death by her son, Robert Buitron; granddaughter, Angela. Memorial service will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Solan Pruzin Pruzin Funeral Home
, 14 Kennedy Ave., Schererville, IN (Corner of Main and Kennedy) with Rev. Joseph Schlawin officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday March 27, 2014 from 10:00 AM until time of service at the Solan Pruzin Funeral Home
. Mabel was a member of American Legion Aux. Post 369 and VFW
Post 7881. Donations may be made to Hospice of the Calumet Area.