Abelardo V. "Lalo" Arredondo
1940 - 2019
BORN
1940
DIED
2019
FUNERAL HOME
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home
1849 N Seminary St
Galesburg, IL
GALESBURG - Abelardo V. "Lalo" Arredondo, 79, Galesburg, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Lalo was born Feb. 22, 1940, in Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico, the son of Gilberto and Guadalupe (Vara) Arredondo. He married Guadalupe Interial on April 20, 1968. In 1970 Lalo and Guadalupe moved to Galesburg.
Lalo is survived by his wife of 50 years, Guadalupe; two daughters, Norma (Patricio) Rodriguez and Sylvia Arredondo, both of Galesburg; one son, Saul (Christina Encinas) Arredondo of San Tan Valley, Arizona; and three grandchildren, Antonio Arredondo, Micaela Rodriguez, and Terron Miles. Lalo is also survived by two brothers, Oscar Arredondo of Zaragoza, Mexico, and Arnoldo (Ofelia) Arredondo, Del Rio, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Lalo was preceded in death by one brother, Jesus; and two sisters, his twin, Abelina and Yolanda.
After moving to Galesburg, Lalo worked for Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring in 1985. He was a longtime member and volunteer at the LULAC Club. Lalo passed his strong work ethic on to his children. He loved to read especially history. Lalo enjoyed walking and socializing around his neighborhood. He had strong family values and loved being a grandpa.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, with a short prayer service at 7 p.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following visitation. Memorials may be made to the family. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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Published by The Register-Mail on Feb. 26, 2019.
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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rosa Rugama
March 3, 2019
To Abelardo's family and friends, please take comfort in each other during this sad time. My deepest sympathies go out to you all.
March 2, 2019
a loved one
February 27, 2019
Lalo will be missed and it was truly our pleasure to get to know him.
City of Galesburg Handivan Staff
February 26, 2019
I always thought a lot of Lalo. He was always so friendly and had a smile on his face. I pray for his family and especially his wife, Lupe .... they were a perfect match. Rest in peace kind sir.
Connie Burciaga
February 26, 2019
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