San Juana Tijerina, 88, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. She was born on May 6, 1932 in Couch, Texas to the late Calistro and Paula (Fernandez) Garcia. She married Felipe Tijerina Sr., who preceded her in death on April 16, 2000. San Juana is survived by five daughters, Ofelia Smith of Mishawaka, Indiana, Janie Barajas of South Bend, Indiana, Maria Tijerina of Plymouth, Indiana, Norma (Jose) Aguilar of South Bend, Indiana, Carmela (Mike) Cantu of South Bend, Indiana; two sons; Felipe, Jr. (Mary) Tijerina of South Bend, Indiana and Celestino, Sr. (Cindy) Tijerina of South Bend, Indiana; twenty-two grandchildren; and several great and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased in death by one son, David Tijerina and two sons-in-law, Charles Smith and Alex Barajas.
A visitation will take place from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm on Friday, September 4, 2020 in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Dr., South Bend, Indiana 46628. A funeral service will take place at 12:00 pm in the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made in San Juana’s honor to ALZ.org.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Grace Hospice, Dana Hankins R.N., Pastor Dale and Aurelia (Skiz) Perez for their support during this difficult time.
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