Lydia Otano Torres, 90 years of age, of Hammond, IN went to heaven on December 10, 2019, on the birthday of her departed youngest brother Jelo. Our mother was born on November 16, 1929 in Lares, Puerto Rico. She and our departed father, Vidal Sr., came to Indiana in 1953, from Puerto Rico. They settled here in Indiana, Hammond. Our mother is survived by her 5 adoring children, 12 adoring grandchildren, 20 adoring great grandchildren, 2 adoring brothers and a wonderful wealth of loving and supportive nieces and nephews. Daughter, Miriam Soto Pressley, Grandson, Aaron B. Merry, Great Granddaughter, Madison, Great Granddaughter, Myah, Granddaughter, Sabrina (Joe) Hetzel, Great Granddaughter, Hannah, Great Granddaughter, Mckenna, Great Granddaughter, Halle, Daughter, Lydia(Jorge) Gonzalez, Grandson, George Gonzalez, Grandson, William (Taylor) Gonzalez, Great Granddaughter, Trinity, Great Grandson, Tony, Great Grandson, Ezekiel, Great Granddaughter, Audrey, Granddaughter, Jennifer Gonzalez, Great Granddaughter, Bianca, Son, Vidal (Lourdes)Torres, Grandson, Jerry Soto, Great Grandson, Vidal G., Granddaughter, Elyse (Bob)Rogers, Great Granddaughter, Ronan, Great Granddaughter, Ramona, Daughter, Noelia (Noel) Ramirez, Granddaughter, Collen(Juan)Sanchez, Great Granddaughter, Serenity, Grandson, Nicholas Ramirez, Great Grandson, Seti, Great Granddaughter, Dezi, Great Granddaughter, Alexandra, Daughter, Mary (John) Ramirez, Granddaughter, Natalie Ramirez (Amanda Spellman) ,Granddaughter, Annette (Omy) Torres, Great Granddaughter, Anjelia, Great Grandson, Omy Jr., Great Granddaughter, Annalise, Granddaughter, Melanie (Ben) Wojkovich, Great Granddaughter, Lucy, Great Granddaughter, Lena, and Brother, Jorge Otano, Brother, Eler(Ernestine) Otano.
Our Mom is preceded in her home going to heaven by her mother, Inez Rivera and Father, Isidoro Otano, Brother, “Sese” Jose Otano, Brother, “Jelo” Juan Otano and Brother, Ismael Otano.
Our mother was kind, caring, very nurturing and loving to all the members of her family or any person she would talk to or meet. She carried with her all the days of her life, a wonderful love for God the father which she taught to all five of us, her children. She was a wonderful mother that dedicated all her life to making sure that we grew up knowing morals, values and unconditional love. She was a great example of how to be a strong woman/person in any situation. She was our greatest advocate no matter what… she will be greatly missed all the days of our lives. We love you Mom!
Wake and Funeral services will be at,
“Christian Revival Center” 805 W.57th St. Merrillville, In 4640
Monday 12/16 – “Wake”- 2pm -4pm (Family ONLY)
4pm – 7pm (Friends)
Tuesday 12/17 – “Funeral”- 11am
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