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Felix T. Varela, Sr.

May 11, 1945 ~ September 5, 2019 (age 74)
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Felix T. Varela, Sr., age 74 of East Chicago, IN passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eudalia “Lela” Varela; 2 children, Feliz (Jose) Rosalez and Felix Varela, Jr.; 8 grandchildren: Joey Rosalez, Ralph (Christine) Rosalez, Christine (Ismael) Rodriguez, Joel Rosalez, DeAnita Rosalez and Oscar C. Rosalez, Felix C. Varela and Adrian A. Varela; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Elisa M. Gonzalez, Angela Balman Adams and Jobita Olivera; brother in-law, Oscar Cruz, Jr.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by his mother, Roberta (late Ruben) Ruiz; father, Remijio Balman; brother, Remijio R. Balman; sister, Gloria M. Delgado.

Visitation at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 12, 2019.  The American Legion Allied Post #369 will post colors at 5:30 pm and Pastor Andy Nearpass will hold services at 6:30 pm on Thursday. 

Felix retired from Lever Brothers after 33 years of service. He was a Vietnam U. S. Marine Corp Veteran and a longtime bowler.  Felix loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren, they were his pride and joy.  In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated.  To share an online condolence, logon to  

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