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Higinio Cortez

Friday November 27, 2020

Higinio Cortez , age 76, resident of Merrillville, IN passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020. Higinio was born January 15 ,1944 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Elena Cortez of 47 years; children Carlos H. Cortez, Erica Cortez, Elizabeth (Adan) Diaz, Victor Cortez, and Francisco Cortez; grandchildren Stephanie Torres, Ayanna E. Diaz, Jesus Torres Jr., Adan E. Diaz Jr., Adrian E. Diaz, Victoria Torres, Olivia Cortez, Rosalina and Violet Cortez. Higinio was preceded in death by his parents, Maria Del Refugia Cortez and Carlos Cortez.

He was a great father who always took care of his children and did the best he could to teach and guide them. He retired from being a crane operator from U.S. Steel in 2003  with over 30 years of service. His best skill was to uplift the spirits of those around him, and passing his knowledge on to his children and grandchildren. Higinio always had a warm smile and a friendly word for everyone, but his greatest impact was made during his free time with his children and grandchildren; they were his greatest joy.

He is truly loved and will be missed by many!

Friends and family may visit on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 3PM - 7PM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel -7535 Taft St, Merrillville, IN 46410. Friends and Family can meet again Friday morning from 10 am to 11am at Our Lady of Consolation before. Mass services will begin promptly at 11AM with Father Peter Muha officiating at Our Lady of Consolation Church- 8303 Taft St, Merrillville, IN 46410. Interment will follow mass at Calumet Park Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared on Calumet Park’s website for the Cortez family.


Thursday December 3, 2020
3:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128


Friday December 4, 2020
Visitation 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Mass - 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Consolation

8303 Taft Street Merrillville IN 46410