Goshen News, Goshen, IN


April 22, 2014

Jose Luis Diaz

Jose Luis Diaz

Dec. 17, 1938-April 21, 2014

GOSHEN — Jose Luis Diaz, 75, died unexpectedly Monday morning at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

He was born Dec. 17, 1938 in Penjamillo, Mexico, to Jose Moises and Soledad (Sanchez) Diaz.

On Oct. 4, 1959, he married Francisca Lopez in Mexico.

She survives along with seven children, Gonzalo Diaz, Patti Cattell-Bell, Jose “Pep” (Angie) Diaz, Jorge Diaz, Martin (Christa) Diaz, Grace (Jimmy Norton) Rogers and Jesus (Bobbi) Diaz; 15 grandchildren, Eric, Cory, Angelica, Jaime, Troy, Kristen, Victoria, Emily, Koren, Chloe, Siara “Leigh-Leigh”, Alexa, Dakota, Mackenzie and Kaylie; and a great-granddaughter, Adrianna. Also surviving are seven siblings, Maria Elena Pagan, Miguel Diaz, Esperanza Campos, Manuel Diaz, Salvador Diaz, Francisco G. Diaz and Mary Ann Garcia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law, Rick Rogers.

A Goshen resident since 1970, Mr. Diaz worked at both ESI Meats and SmokerCraft before retiring.

Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen where a funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Father Fernando Jimenez will officiate.

Cremation will follow the funeral service and burial of cremated remains will be in Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Ryan’s Place or Elkhart County Humane Society in memory of “Maggie”.

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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