MANUEL BARRAGAN PORTAGE, IN Manuel Barragan, age 57 of Portage, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was born in Chicago, IL on April 28, 1956. Manuel was formerly employed as a court liaison for the Lake County Jail and had served as a volunteer fireman. Manuel enjoyed coaching his children, when they played softball and pop warner football. He also enjoyed Monday night bowling and was a diehard fan of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears. Manuel will be dearly missed and never forgotten. He is survived by his wife, Tammy; four children: Lindsay (Jim) Cockrell, Derek Barragan, Ashley (fiance, Chad), and Michael (Keri) Suarez; grandchild, Anya, who was the center of Papa's heart; parents: Frank and Judy Barragan; seven brothers: Frank (Pat) Barragan, Ray (Kari) Ruvalcaba, Peter (Colleen) Ruvalcaba, David Barragan, Philip Barragan, Robert Ruvalcaba and Mark (Tammy) Barragan; four sisters: Hope (Marty) Stauffer, Queenie (Calvin) Collette, Ruthie (Pat) Adank, and Debbie (Ruben) Flores; and many nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Barragan; and brother, Petey Barragan. A funeral service for Manuel will be Friday, May 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Ave., Portage with Pastor Bob Burton officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 2:00-9:00 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, (219) 762-3013 or online at www.reesfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Times from May 20 to May 21, 2013