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Alfonso Vega

September 6, 2020

Alfonso P. Vega, age 93, of Merrillville, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, September 6, 2020.  He is preceded in death by his wife Melva Vega and son Richard Vega. Alfonso was a fun-loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great great-grandfather, sibling of 3 brothers and 2 sisters, and several nieces and nephews. He was a loved neighbor and friend.

Alfonso married his beloved wife Melva, and began their life-long legacy together.  They shared 8 children: Raymond Vega (Margaret), Shirley Vega, Alfonso Vega, Jr. (Lala), Robert Vega (David), Richard Vega, Linda DeLeon-Grisham (Michael), Gregory Vega (Sharon), and Alice Vega-Martinez (Joe).  He was an amazing grandfather to Lisa, Kristina, Michelle, Melissa, Bernadette, Dannette, Salina, Al III, Jessica, Tiffine, Timothy, Jose, Juan, Jesse, Jules, Miranda, Gregory Jr., Alfredo, numerous great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Born in Chicago, raised in Mexico, Alfonso came back to this country in pursuit of the American Dream.  He came with nothing, but knew with hard work and a dream for a better life, he would succeed. He was not only an amazing provider, but strong and dedicated. He served in the United States Army during World War II.  Later, he retired from Standard Forgings in East Chicago after 40 years.  After retirement, he worked many different jobs as he always needed to keep busy.  There he made many friends.

Friends and family can celebrate his life on Thursday, September 10th from 3-7pm at Calumet Park Funeral Home in Merrillville (Prayer service with Fr. Meade at 6:30 pm).  There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Andrew’s Church in Merrillville- Friday, September 11th at 10 am.  Burial to follow.

GENTLE REMINDER- MASKS ARE REQUIRED at the funeral home and the church.

Visitation

Thursday, September 10, 2020
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM prayer service 6:30
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128

Service

Friday, September 11, 2020
10:00 AM
St. Andrew's Catholic Church

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410  VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128