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Mario R. Cerna

June 1, 1961 ~ December 16, 2021 (age 60)

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Mario R. Cerna, 60, of Ft. Wayne, IN, formerly of Kettering, OH, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021. He was born in Decatur, IN, on June 1, 1961, the son of the late Louis and Consuelo V. (Villareal) Cerna.

He served his beloved country in the U.S. Army as a Specialist 4th Class from 1978 – 1982. He had worked as a construction worker for the local Carpenter’s Union in Ft. Wayne.

Mario is survived by 2 sons, Isaac M. Cerna of Van Wert, OH and Matthew J. Harvanek of Hilyard, OH; mother of his sons, Melissa Bush of Dayton, OH; 5 brothers, Moses (Carmen) Cerna of Ft. Wayne, Louis (Terri) Cerna Jr of Decatur, Anthony (Cindy) Cerna Ft. Wayne, John Cerna, and Alfred (Danae Ybarra) Cerna both of Decatur.

Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home. Military Honors will be rendered at 2:00 p.m. by the American Legion Color Guard.

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December 22, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home
225 West Adams Street
Decatur, IN 46733

Military Honors
December 22, 2021

2:00 PM
American Legion Color Guard (Decatur Cemetery)

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