Ralph L. Hernandez

  • "The one thing I remember about Uncle Ralph is when my dad..."
    - Leo Hernandez
  • "Uncle Ralph: To a kind gentle man, you have left us but..."
    - Joseph Zubrenic
  • "Prayers will be done. May God Bless you."
    - John Hernandez
  • ""Laura, stay healthy, stay good. I am 105. My mind is still..."
    - Laura Hernandez Myers
  • "What a family legacy. We can all learn from him the way he..."

Ralph L. Hernandez EAST CHICAGO, IN - Ralph L. Hernandez, age 105, of East Chicago, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2018 with his loving family at his side. Ralph was born October 9, 1912 in Quiroga, Michoacán, Mexico to the late Nicolas and Maria Cleofas (Ayala) Hernandez. Also preceding him in death are his siblings, Salvador, Maria Jesus, Raymond, Leo, Tillie, Clotilda, David, and Esther; daughter-in-law, LaVone Hernandez; grandson, Richard Hernandez; former spouse, Ada (nee Linz). Left to cherish his memory are his sons: Garry (Judy Andres) Hernandez, David (Judy) Hernandez, William (Rita) Hernandez; daughter, Janice (Jim) Vowell; 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Daisy. Mr. Hernandez was a 1934 graduate of East Chicago Washington High School. He retired in 1976 from Inland Steel after forty years of service. Ralph was an avid golfer, making multiple hole in ones, and was known at Gleason and Wicker Park Golf Courses. He was an intellectual, enjoyed reading history and politics. We can all learn more from Ralph, be kind, conscientious, listen more, talk less, and keep moving. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who loved him. Visitation will be Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at CHAPEL LAWN FUNERAL HOME (8178 Cine Ave.; Crown Point, IN 46307). Funeral services will be Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, with Fr. Stephen Kosinski officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. To leave online condolences, please visit www.chapellawnfunerals.com


Published in The Times on Feb. 14, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
8178 Cline Avenue | Crown Point, IN 46307 | (219) 365-9554
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