Wenceslao “Chelao” Colon Baez, age 84 of Hammond, IN passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at home. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ana L. Colon; 3 children: Aida (Aminadad Munoz) Colon, Natanael (Lucy) Colon and Elizabeth (Norberto) Torres; 6 grandchildren: Pedro Batista, Mari Colon, Keila (Emilio) Bernal, Junior Colon, Liann Centeno and Tiara (Justin) Moore; 5 great grandchildren: Yari’melis Bernal, Emilio Bernal, Jr., Noah Gabriel Batista, Nayeli Bernal and Helena Moore; siblings: late Luisa, late Aurelia, late Carmen, late Genoveva, late Americo, Mateo, Lydia, late Antonia and late Olga; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 12, 2022 and from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Friday morning. Pastor Jose Gonzalez will hold services at 10:00 am Friday. Burial to follow at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. The American Legion Allied Post #369 will provide military honors at the cemetery.
Wenceslao retired from AMOCO Oil Refinery. He was a member of Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal M.I. Plenitud Y Vida. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and was a loving uncle. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com
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