Presciliana "Chana" C. Valenzuela, age 93 of Merrillville, IN. passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at home.
Presciliana is survived by her children: Armando (Gracie) Valenzuela, Raquel V. (Francisco) Zambrano and Alicia V.(Bill) Stolte; 14 grandchildren; 26 great Grandchildren; sister, Espy (Chuye) Hernandez; many nieces and nephews; daughter-in-law: Patty Valenzuela. Presciliana was preceded in passing by her parents: Ireneo and Rita Casillas; her husband of 55 years, Miguel Valenzuela; children: Victor Valenzuela, Jose' Luis and Carmen Jackman; granddaughter, Prescila Ann Jackman; 3 brothers and 5 sisters.
Chana was born on January 4,1928 in El Paso, Texas. As soon as she got married, she moved to Northwest Indiana in 1948.
She was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family.
She lived for her children, grandkids and great grandkids.
She loved and enjoyed the holidays and family gatherings.
She always saw the good in everyone.
She taught us to be strong, independent, loving, to always treat people right but to also not to let people take advantage of us.
She loved the Lord. She prayed every night for everyone she knew. She was a true Christian woman.
She was a loving and wonderful mother and grandmother.
A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at LaHayne Funeral Home 6955 Southeastern Avenue, Hammond, IN at 12:00 PM with Father Charles Mosley of Our Lady of Perpetual Help officiating. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 12:00 PM. Burial will follow at Saint John/Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Hammond, IN.
For questions regarding services, please call LaHayne Funeral Home at 219/845-3600.
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