Jose B. Berlanga, 68, of Monroe, IN, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Lutheran Hospital. He was born on August 3, 1952, in Sturgeon Bay, WI, the son of the late Francisco and Christina (Garcia) Berlanga. On January 13, 1972, he married Janet K. Hess.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. He served his country as a Specialist 4th Class in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1972 – 1987.
Jose retired from the Michigan Construction Laborers' Local 1076 in Pontiac, Michigan.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janet K. Berlanga of Monroe; a son, Michael Berlanga of Carson City, MI; 2 daughters, Paula Berlanga of Berne and Joey K. Berlanga of Madison, IN; 2 brothers, Santos Berlanga of Rockford, OH and Lupe Berlanga of Ohio City, OH; 5 sisters, Josephine Gonzales of FL, Olivia Ortiz, Adelina Berlanga both of Decatur, Janie Beahrs, and Florie Bollenbacher both of Rockford, OH; grandchildren, Chris Berlanga, Samantha (Mark Roudebush) Berlanga, Julia Berlanga, Blake Berlanga, Daniella (Jerry McCray) Arguelles, Stevens Arguelles, Armando (Dawn) Arguelles, Enrique Arguelles, Jacob Berlanga Sr., Jashawn (Maci Harkless) Berlanga, and Justin Berlanga; 11 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Frank, Roy, Richard, and Juan Berlanga and a sister, Rosalena Palomin.
Visitation will be from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020, in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father David Ruppert presiding. Military Honors will by rendered at the Church following Mass by the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard.
A Private Burial will follow for the immediate family in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, OH.
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