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Israel Serrano

March 29th, 2019

Israel Serrano, 43, passed away on March 29, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  He is survived by his best friend and wife, Gabriela Serrano; his two sons, Israel “Alex” Serrano and Angel Serrano; his mother Magdalena Moncada Martinez; siblings; and many friends and extended family.  He is preceded in death by his father, Samuel Serrano Lule.

Israel, lovingly referred to by close friends and family as Isra, was born and raised in La Moncada, Guanajuato, Mexico and later moved to the United States.  He married Gabriela and they raised their two sons in Northwest Indiana. Isra was a proud member of Laborer’s Union Local 5. He loved spending time with family and was an exceptional host, always making sure everyone was enjoying themselves.  He enjoyed good seafood and playing music throughout his home. His favorite pastime was playing with his two sons, always up for a bike ride, a movie night, or spending time outdoors. He was a dedicated and loving husband and father.

Isra was a devout member of the Catholic church.  In Hebrew, the meaning of his name is “may God prevail,” a name that is extremely fitting for who he was as a person.  Isra was an incredibly kind and gentle individual who allowed his faith to lead him. He was patient, loving, and never hesitated to help those in need.  There is no doubt that God indeed did prevail in blessing him and guiding him through life.

Isra will be remembered for his kind, gentle, and loving heart.  His cheerful spirit and playful smile will forever live in the hearts of those who loved him.  He will be deeply missed, strongly loved, and forever remembered.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to  7:00 p.m. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 370 N. County Line Road, Hobart, IN. 46342. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10am at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 330 E. 45th Ave. Gary, IN. 46408.  Interment will take place in La Moncada, Guanajuato, Mexico.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to his wife and sons.  For further information please call 219-940-3791 or visit www.mycalumetpark.com.


April 3rd, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel Hobart/Portage

370 N. County Line Road, Hobart, IN 46342 VIEW MAP

T 219-940-3791
F 219-940-9794


April 4th, 2019 at 10:00 AM
St. Joseph the Worker Church