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Wednesday January 25th, 2023
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Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Thursday January 26th, 2023
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Juan H. Cardenas

Juan H. Cardenas of East Chicago, Indiana passed away peacefully at age 94 on Friday, January 20, 2023 in his home surrounded by family.


Juan was born in Cienega de Flores, NL Mexico to Juan and Rosa Cardenas. Juan had three brothers and three sisters. He attended school in Mexico and achieved a 5th grade education. After the 5th grade, he left school so he could help support his family. Juan served in Mexico’s mandatory military enlistment in Monterrey, Mexico.


Juan married his wife, Benita, in November 1961 and had three children. They were parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in East Chicago.


As a young man he came to the United States and worked to provide for his family.  Juan worked in several locations throughout the United States to include Ohio, Michigan, Texas, Illinois, and Arkansas before settling in East Chicago, Indiana where he raised his family. He retired from Champion Rivet after 24 years of service.


Juan enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved being with his family and friends, listening to ranchera and mariachi music, and dancing. He was an avid fan of boxing and the Mexican National Soccer Team. He enjoyed food especially Cabrito and Barbacoa and his cervezita. Juan loved to travel and visit his family in Texas and Mexico. In 2022, Juan and his family took a wonderful family vacation to Disney World which he really enjoyed.


He is survived by his wife, Benita Cardenas, two daughters Marisela (Michael) Upchurch, Leticia (Ignacio) Cardenas, his six grandchildren Julie (Nick), Melanie, Mikey, Samantha, Joshua, and Valerie, five great-grandchildren, Olivia, Aaliyah, Josiah, Jeremiah, Gianna, brothers Gregorio (Amparo), Pablo (Maria), sisters Andrea (Roberto), Sanjuana (Hipolito), Maria (Mario), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents Juan and Rosa Cardenas, brother Jose Cardenas, and his son Juan G. Cardenas.


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A candle was lit in memory of Juan Cardenas

Kenneth Cardiel Jan 25 2023 3:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Juan Cardenas

Roselia Garcia Jan 25 2023 7:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Juan Cardenas

Johnny Santana Jan 24 2023 2:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Juan Cardenas

Valentine J Tokarczyk Jan 24 2023 9:15 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Juan Cardenas

Maida Garcia Ruiz Jan 24 2023 8:26 AM

Mi guelto 💙 Te extrañaré mucho pero yo sé que estás bailando en el cielo con los angelitos. Dale un abrazo a mi papi de mi parte.
Te quiero tanto Ito.
Con mucho cariño- su nieta Julie

Julie Rivera Jan 22 2023 9:16 PM

La muerte deja un dolor que nadie puede curar, el amor deja recuerdos que nadie puede robar.

Catalina Jan 22 2023 5:17 PM

Papi no sabe cuanto nos va a hacer falta. Lo vamos a extrañar mucho. No voy a poder ver los juegos de fútbol o de béisbol sin pensar en usted. Ojalá y se esté comiendo un cabrito con una cervezita junto con mi hermano Juan y su mamácita querida. Le mando un gran abrazo y un besito hasta el cielo. Lo quiero mucho Papi. Su hija Marisela.

Marisela Upchurch Jan 22 2023 12:09 PM

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Acevez Funeral Home Jan 22 2023 12:06 PM