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Gabriel H. Herrera, Sr.

February 26, 1931 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 90)

Obituary

Gabriel H. Herrera, Sr., age 90 of Whiting, Patriarch of the Herrera Family, passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, December 28, 2021 surrounded by his family at his residence. Former husband of Maria A. Herrera; loving father of Gabriel H. “Gabe” (Mary) Herrera, Jr., Jaime J. (Christine) Herrera and Leticia M. Herrera; cherished grandfather of Nicole Danielle, Kristyn Marie, and Gabriel Andrew ‘Buddy” Herrera, Lisa A. (Rick) Herrera Dawson, Jennifer Herrera and Alyssa A. Cornejo; adoring great grandpa of Leslie Nicole, Gabriel Nathan, Kingston, Maverick, Chase and Ruben; dearest brother of Teresa (Ramon) Navarro, Francisco (Hermelinda) Herrera; Carlos Herrera, Olivia Godinez, Celina Galvan, Carmela Paniagua and Jaime Herrera and the late Jesus Herrera, Roberto Herrera, Jose G. (Pepe) Herrera, Maria de Jesus Martinez (nee Chita Herrera) and Sara Herrera; many dear nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 10:00am at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting; a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, with the Rev. Nestor A. Varon, officiating; interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Illinois; visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00pm. (Due to the current health situation, face masks must be worn and social distancing is expected.)   The Mass will be live-streamed at www.stjohnbap.org. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at www.baranfh.com.

Gabriel Herrera was born on February 26, 1931 to the late Jose Guadalupe Herrera & Maria del Carmen Hernandez. He immigrated to the United States from Tanhuato, Michoacan, Mexico in 1955 and has been a resident of Whiting for the past 35 years. A retiree of Republic Steel, Chicago, he and his brothers founded Herrera’s Amoco and Towing in 1977. Devoted to his family, Gabriel will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 5, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baran Funeral Home
1235 119th St.
Whiting, IN 46394

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 6, 2022

10:00 AM
Baran Funeral Home
1235 119th St.
Whiting, IN 46394

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
January 6, 2022

10:30 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
1849 Lincoln Avenue @ 119th Street
Whiting, Indiana 46394

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