Bertha Rodriguez, age 83, of East Chicago, Indiana, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 and Munster Community Hospital with all of her loving family at her side. Survived by her 3 loving sons: Frankie R. Gonzalez, Jose B. (Denise) Lugo and Anthony M. "Tony" Rodriguez; Proud and loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren: Joel, Monica, Veronica, Dawn Lugo, Elizabeth (Joseph) Martinez, Briana Lugo, Christopher Galvan and Anthony, Jr. (Jennifer) Rodriguez; Loving great grandmother of 7 great grandchildren: Julissa, Daniella, Joel, Jr., Julian, Jillana, Estevan and Izaiah; loving sister of: Gloria Flores, Rebecca Clarkson, Sylvia Castillo & Ramona Guerrero and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Preceded in passing by her parents, Michael & Juanita Rodriguez; and siblings: Yolanda Torres, Rose Espinoza and Michael Rodriguez, Jr.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 7132 Arizona Avenue, Hammond, Indiana with Father Charles A. Mosley, officiating. Visitation at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Burial Service will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at the Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home, 3934 Elm Street, East Chicago, Indiana (one block North of Columbus Drive-US 12.) Prayer Services will be held on Thursday evening at 6:00 pm with Deacon Ray Helfen.
Bertha was a longtime resident of the Indiana Harbor section of East Chicago, Indiana. She was a former employee of the School City of East Chicago. She was a former longtime member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. She was an adoring mother who truly loved spending time with her family. Her integrity, love and kindness will live on in the memories of all who knew and loved her. To leave a message of remembrance or condolences, please send to the family at oleskapastrickfh.com
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