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Victor Manuel Luna Salamanca

July 4, 1969 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 51)

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Victor Manuel Luna Salamanca “El Cuate”, age 51, of Chicago, IL passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021.  Victor is survived by his wife of 24 years, Maria Martinez; 2 sons:  Jose (fiancé Anais Ruvalcaba) Luna and Rafael Luna; 3 sisters:  Avelina, Dolores, and Herminia; 9 brothers:  Jesus, Nicolas, Juan, Salvador, Ignacio, Miguel, Roberto, Natividad and Jose del Refugio; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by parents:  Josefina Salamanca and Benjamin Luna; and nephews:  Juan and Ignacio Luna.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00 am DIRECTLY at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 3200 E. 91st St., Chicago, IL with Father Steve Niskanan officiating. Burial to follow at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana.  Visitation will be on Monday, January 11, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, Indiana.  To share a memory or send an online condolence, logon to:

Rafa: “ My dad taught me many things that I will remember forever. He taught me to be a hard worker, to push me to keep moving forward when things don’t go my way or when they get tough, to help people who are in need. He always had a smile on his face no matter what"

Anais: “ Manuel was always such a caring humble person, had such a big heart, always had a smile on his face , an amazing brother, cousin , Uncle, Father and friend. A hardworking father , he always made everyone feel welcomed,  always lit up the room no matter where we were in public or at home he always gave a chile to people he knew. He treated me like I was one of his own he was always proud of us no matter how small or big the situation was he was always happy and supportive. He was always happy with his sombrero on planting his chiles, He’d always tell me “mija dale tu abuelito unos chiles pero no están bravos mija” and sure enough they were hot! Whenever school got rough Manuel and Maria would be there to say “échale ganas mija” he’d always made my sisters feel at home. Whenever he heard music from down the street or from a car that was next to us on the street he’d always danced and tried to have everyone dance in the car. He cared so much for everyone, his dogs , his family & for my family. He taught me that no matter what happens in life we have to keep moving forward with a smile on our face and head held high because life is too short to be sad , to be mad at a friend , sibling or loved one, we have to appreciate the people we have, we have to do what’s best for us even if people will get upset about it. To get back up when you get knocked down. He always gave a hand and never hesitated when people needed help. He will forever hold a special place in my heart. There’s so much more amazing things about him and I’m glad I was able to know such a beautiful person inside and out” 

Jose: “My dad to me was an honest hardworking man. He taught me and my family to be strong even in the toughest situations. He was always caring about his family, he loved to take our family to the rancho to ride horses. He had Love for his nieces and nephews he always had candy for them. For the older family members and friends he always had a chile in his shirt pocket. He was always happy whenever he heard his music he would always dance. When someone needed help he was always there to give them a hand. He will forever be in my heart”

Maria: “Víctor Manuel fue para mi desde 1998 una persona especial en mi vida. En 1999 dios mando una bendición. Un hermosa hijo José Luna. Padre excelente, un marido ejemplar responsable. En el 2003 llegó nuestra segunda bendición de Dios Rafael Luna. Desde ese momento el jugaba con 2 hijos todos los días, sus hijos era su mayor orgullo por los cual el vivía trabajando día a día para llevarles el sustentó a sus hijos. Gracias a dios formo a sus hijos , a su semejanza unos hombres de bien la cual me siente orgullosa de ver compartido de el 24 años de vida. En la cual hubo, amor, respeto , felicidad, honestidad y mucho más prioridades las cuales no puedo describirles. Esto fue para mi Víctor Luna. 



Solo se le permitira caminar presenter sua respetos y guardar su distancia de 6 pies en todo momento no se permitira ABRAZOD D SALUDOS.  Solo habrá 25 sillas dentro de la funeraria, por lo tanto, 2 rosarios cortos por hora (uno cada 30 min). Tan pronto como termine el Rosario, le pedimos que salga de la funeraria. No habrá congregación dentro de la funeraria. Tenga en cuenta todas las restricciones y sea considerado con todos los que quieran asistir. Gracias.

You will only be allowed to walk through, pay your respects and keep 6 feet distance at all times.  NO HUGS OR HANDSHAKES.  There will only be 25 chairs inside the funeral home, therefore 2 short Rosaries per hour (one every 30 min).  As soon as the Rosary is over we request that you exit the funeral home.  There will be no congregating inside the funeral home.  Please be aware of all restrictions and be considerate of all who want to attend.  Thank you.

Misa/Mass – Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

3200 E. 91st St., Chicago, IL  60617

January 12, 2021

10:00 am

En la Iglesia solo seran 70 personas - Mass will only be for 70 persons


Entierro/Burial – St. John/St. Joseph Cemetery

1547 – 167th St., Hammond, IN  46320

Todos permitidos - All allowed

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January 11, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fife Funeral Home
4201 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Mass of Christian Burial
January 12, 2021

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Guadalupe (Chicago)
3200 E. 91st Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617

Interment following Mass
January 12, 2021

St. John Cemetery
1547 - 167th Street
Hammond, IN 46320

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