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Ernesto "Big E" Ornelas

January 17, 2022

Ernesto Ornelas, age 57, unexpectedly passed away on January 17, 2022. Ernesto was a member of Local Union 81 for 31 years and was proud to serve on the executive board.

Ernesto is survived by his daughters: Selena and Angelina; brother, Andres Ornelas; sisters: Susana Ornelas, Esperanza (Miguel) Murrillo, Rosie (Dan) Rodriguez; many nieces and nephews; his go to person no matter what time of day or night, Danny Vargas.

Preceded in death by his parents: Andres and Juanita; brothers, Henry, Esteban and Eduardo.

Friends may meet with the family on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 3-7 PM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 370 N County Line Road, Hobart, IN.

Funeral Service will be held at St. Francis Xavier Parish on Friday, January 28th, 2022 at 11 AM with Rev. Jaime Perea officiating.

Interment at Ridge Lawn Cemetery


Thursday, January 27, 2022
3:00 - 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


Friday, January 28, 2022
11:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Parish

2447 Putnam St., Lake Station, IN 46405