Jesus Sanchez Perez, 86, of La Porte, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Jesus was born in Paraiso, Tabasco, Mexico on March 5, 1936 to Arturo and Hermila (Sanchez) Perez.
On January 20, 1962 in Crown Point, IN, he married Wanda Humphrey who survives. Also surviving are his children, Diane (David Weller) Perez of Mishawaka, Valerie (James) Peterson of Fort Wayne, and Jeff (Lauressa) Perez of La Porte; 7 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great, great-granddaughter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers; 1 sister; and grandson, Brandon Lee Perez.
Jesus was a grower for many years at Bernacchi Greenhouse. He enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes, and watching baseball. Jesus was an avid Cubs fan. He loved gardening and flowers. Jesus was known for having the best yard! Most importantly, Jesus loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Jesus' family would like to express their great appreciation to Dunes Hospice, specifically Alicia Pontious and Teresa Hunt, who lovingly cared for Jesus.
Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Larry Owens officiating.
A time of visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlercares.com.