In memory of
Ramon Manuel Huerta
In memory of
Ramon Manuel Huerta
Ramon Manuel Huerta PEORIA - Ramon Manuel Huerta, 72, of Peoria passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, January 22, 2021, surrounded by loved ones, after a year of battling multiple illnesses. Ramon was born on April 5, 1948, in Peoria, Illinois, to Jose and Natalie Huerta. Ramon grew up in Peoria, attended St. Boniface Grade School and Spalding High School. He was the lead singer in the local band, Daze of Night. He joined the Marines directly out of high school and served his country from 1967-1974 in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant from the Marine Corps. Upon returning to the U.S., Ramon started a family and worked at Sears for many years. Later, he became a licensed hearing aid specialist for Miracle Ear. Ramon was a kind and loving husband to his wife, Pat for 33 years, as well as an amazing father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He and Pat opened their home as foster parents for several years, adopting five of their seven children. He would always say "I'm very rich with children." Ramon enjoyed singing, dancing, landscaping and having family fiestas. Ramon was preceded in death by his parents and son, Braden Huerta. Ramon is survived by his wife, Patricia Huerta of Peoria; his seven children, Antonio Huerta (Vikki), John Huerta (Roslynn), Brandon Huerta and Sierra Huerta, all of Peoria, AnaVictoria Gonzales (Michael) of Metamora and Elena Huerta of Kewanee; his ten grandchildren, Jeremy Horton Jr., Jordan (Lindsay) Horton, Myranda, Diego (Marissa), Savion, Cecilia and Emilio Huerta, Miguel and Sophia Gonzales and Noah Crawford-Huerta; his great-grandchild, Louella Horton; his five siblings, Jose Huerta of Huntington, IN, Dolores Bartlett (Greg) of Powder Springs, GA, Rosanne Linsley (Scott) of Mission Viejo, CA, and Esperanza Huerta of Yuma, AZ; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 1 p.m., immediately followed by mass, at Saint Ann Catholic Church, 1010 S. Louisa St., Peoria, IL 61605. Burial services will follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery, 421 N. Sterling Ave., West Peoria, IL 61604. The family asks that any donations made in Ramon's honor go towards the Greater Peoria Honor Flight ( https://www.greaterpeoriahonorflight.org/donation-page ) or the UnityPoint Health-Central Illinois Hospice Foundation ( https://www.unitypoint.org/peoria/foundation.aspx ) Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria is in charge of arrangements.
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In memory of
Ramon Manuel Huerta
Ramon Manuel Huerta PEORIA - Ramon Manuel Huerta, 72, of Peoria passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, January 22, 2021, surrounded by loved ones, after a year of battling multiple illnesses. Ramon was born on April 5, 1948, in Peoria, Illinois, to Jose and Natalie Huerta. Ramon grew up in Peoria, attended St. Boniface Grade School and Spalding High School. He was the lead singer in the local band, Daze of Night. He joined the Marines directly out of high school and served his country from 1967-1974 in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant from the Marine Corps. Upon returning to the U.S., Ramon started a family and worked at Sears for many years. Later, he became a licensed hearing aid specialist for Miracle Ear. Ramon was a kind and loving husband to his wife, Pat for 33 years, as well as an amazing father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He and Pat opened their home as foster parents for several years, adopting five of their seven children. He would always say "I'm very rich with children." Ramon enjoyed singing, dancing, landscaping and having family fiestas. Ramon was preceded in death by his parents and son, Braden Huerta. Ramon is survived by his wife, Patricia Huerta of Peoria; his seven children, Antonio Huerta (Vikki), John Huerta (Roslynn), Brandon Huerta and Sierra Huerta, all of Peoria, AnaVictoria Gonzales (Michael) of Metamora and Elena Huerta of Kewanee; his ten grandchildren, Jeremy Horton Jr., Jordan (Lindsay) Horton, Myranda, Diego (Marissa), Savion, Cecilia and Emilio Huerta, Miguel and Sophia Gonzales and Noah Crawford-Huerta; his great-grandchild, Louella Horton; his five siblings, Jose Huerta of Huntington, IN, Dolores Bartlett (Greg) of Powder Springs, GA, Rosanne Linsley (Scott) of Mission Viejo, CA, and Esperanza Huerta of Yuma, AZ; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 1 p.m., immediately followed by mass, at Saint Ann Catholic Church, 1010 S. Louisa St., Peoria, IL 61605. Burial services will follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery, 421 N. Sterling Ave., West Peoria, IL 61604. The family asks that any donations made in Ramon's honor go towards the Greater Peoria Honor Flight ( https://www.greaterpeoriahonorflight.org/donation-page ) or the UnityPoint Health-Central Illinois Hospice Foundation ( https://www.unitypoint.org/peoria/foundation.aspx ) Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria is in charge of arrangements.
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2021 North University Street
Peoria, IL 61604
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