Sr., age 80 of Chesterton, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at
his home. He was born on June 26, 1934, in Lanai, Hawaii, to Faustino
Algarme and Encarnacion Jimenez, both of whom preceded him in death.
On December 2,
1968, in Gary, IN, he married Donna Jimenez, who survives in Chesterton.
Rudy is survived by
his children: Rudy (Michelle) Jimenez, Jr., of Chesterton, IN, Bryant (Liz)
Jimenez, Sr. of Hernando, MS, and Kimiko Jimenez of Chesterton, IN;
grandchildren Sierra, Kyle (fiancŽ Lauren), Ty, Jacob, Bryant Jr. and
Abigail. Also surviving are his siblings Josephine (Wesley) Tucker, Warren (Aloma)
Gamble, Tony Cartagena, Rose Bradley and Victor Sarno, as well as
mother-in-law, Lois Bryant, and brothers-in-law Jim (Gloria) Bryant and
Steve (Pat) Bryant.
Rudy is also
preceded in death by his sister, Flora Hill in 2012, his father-in-law Cecil
Bryant and his brother-in-law, Barry Bryant.
Rudy was a member
of the United Steelworkers Local 6103 and proudly serviced his country in
the United States Air Force Air Police. He was an avid race car fan of Indy
500 and NASCAR. Rudy was also a boxing enthusiast, computer buff and Green
Bay Packers and Chicago Bears fan.
may be given to VNA Hospice, 2404 Valparaiso St., Valparaiso, IN, 46383.
A celebration of
Rudy’s life will be held at a later date.
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