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Maria I. (Sandoval) Alvarez

July 31, 1922 ~ December 12, 2020 (age 98)

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Maria I (Sandoval) Alvarez 
July 31, 1922 - December 12, 2020

Maria I (Sandoval) Alvarez, 98, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday December 12, 2020.

Maria was born on  July 31, 1922 in Dolores Hidalgo,  Mexico, to the late Juan Sandoval and Ssundian Mendiola.  On April 22, 1938 she married Jose C. Alvarez who preceded her in death on June 29, 2012.

She was also preceded in death by son Marcial Alvarez, and daughter, Mary R. Alvarez; son-in-law, Perry C. Kajer; grandson, Brandon S. Alvarez Davis; and a great-grandson, Andrew L.T. Edson.

Surviving are her children, Rosa (Bruce) Alvarez Criswell of Michigan City, IN, Rod (Wendy) Alvarez of Broken Arrow, OK, Cecilia Alvarez Kajer of Michigan City, IN, Joe (Janet) Alvarez of Michigan City, IN, Marie (Gil Martin) Alvarez of Osceola, IN, Victoria Alvarez of San Antonio, TX, Cleta (Jesse) Alvarez Sturm of Broken Arrow, OK, Lidia (Lee) Alvarez of Michigan City, IN,  Jesse (Cynthia) Alvarez of Carrollton, TX Michael (Diana)Alvarez of Mount Prospect, IL, Janie (Virel) Alvarez Duncan of Walkerton, IN and Valerie (Neal) Alvarez Brady of LaPorte, IN. Also surviving are grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grand children.

One of Maria’s proudest moments was when she became a US citizen.  She was a homemaker, she loved to garden, and crochet afghans and doilies. She absolutely loved family get togethers where she would reminisce over treasured moments with her children and grandchildren. Her real passion was cooking for her family (especially tortillas and tamales) .  One thing she would always do before you left her was make a cross over your body and say “Dios te bendiga” (God Bless You).

The family would like to thank her doctors, all the employees of Brightstar Home Care of Valparaiso, and Dunes Hospice. A special thank you to Joy and Jessica of Dunes Hospice for all their hard work, love, and compassion they gave to our mom Maria.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Friday, December 18, 2020 at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 So. Woodland Ave. Private entombment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery Mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00pm Thursday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN and 9:00 am to 10:00 am Friday at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church. The Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral chapel.

Contributions may be made to Queen of all Saints Catholic Church, Parish Improvement Fund, 606 S. Woodland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360 or may be given in Maria’s name to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Avenue Valparaiso, IN 46383

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December 17, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel
418 Washington St.
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

December 18, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Queen of All Saints Catholic Church (S. Woodland Ave, Michigan City)
606 So. Woodland Ave.
Michigan City, IN 46360

Mass of Christian Burial
December 18, 2020

10:00 AM
Queen of All Saints Catholic Church (S. Woodland Ave, Michigan City)
606 So. Woodland Ave.
Michigan City, IN 46360

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