Obituary of Fernando Hernandez Sr.
Fernando Hernandez Sr.
Fernando Hernandez Sr, age 54, of Joliet, passed away from lung complications Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at RML Hospital in Hinsdale.
He was born December 22, 1966, in Banuelos, Guadalupe Zacatecas the eldest of 8 children of Rita (nee Martinez) and Francisco Hernandez. As a teenager, he emigrated to the United States to provide a better life for his family. He would later help numerous family members do the same.
A loving, passionate, and hardworking husband, father, and grandfather, from a young age he spent his entire life taking care of those around him. He helped so many people over the years, no matter the situation, willing to give the shirt off his own back if needed. Despite such a burden of responsibility, his passion for whatever he was doing was infectious. He was an avid soccer fan, his favorite team being Club America. He was a goofball, often dancing around, and was the life of the party. He will be remembered for always listening to music loudly and singing.
De los recuerdos mas hermosos que me quedan de mi esposo, Fernando, es el gusto y alegría cuando bailábamos no solo bailaba con su cuerpo, lo hacia con su alma, lo disfrutaba, se sentía. Realmente estoy mas que triste y sorprendida por tantas muestras de cariño para nosotros, en tu paso por esta vida dejaste huellas difíciles de borrar, Dios nos dejo coincidir en esta vida, te amo Apa! - Paty
He was preceded in death by his father Francisco (2020).
He is survived by his mother Rita (Martinez), beloved wife Patricia, children Fernando Hernandez Jr (Sarah), Angelica (Zach) Loucado, Jamison (Frank) Serna, Eduardo Hernandez (Angelina Rodriguez), and Fernando (Sara) Gonzalez; grandchildren: Reina, Gabriela, Luis, Lucas, Luna, and Frankie. He is also survived by his seven siblings: German, Susana (Angel), Angelica (Juan Manuel), Erika (Hugo), Elsa (Juan Carlos), Juan (Maricela), Felipe (Martha), and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers at RML Hospital in Hinsdale who took such loving care of their father.
Visitation for Fernando Sr. will be held Saturday, February 13, 2021, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Church, 404 N Hickory St, Joliet. A private Mass will immediately follow but will be limited due to COVID restrictions. Fr. Larry Janezic OFM, and Fr. Ed Shea OFM (a close family friend) will officiate. Face masks and social distancing will be required during all services. He will be cremated at a future date and laid to rest in Mexico with his father.
A memorial luncheon will be planned for a later time for family and friends to gather and celebrate Fernando’s life.
For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.
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