April 20, 1953 — July 26, 2013
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug.1 for Rafael Rangel of Patterson, who died Friday, July 26 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.
Mr. Rangel, 60, was born in El Crucero, Michoacan, Mexico, and was a resident of Patterson for 18 years. He was a welder for 10 years and a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson. He enjoyed cooking, dancing and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Rangel is survived by his wife, Delfina Rangel of Patterson; sons, Rafael Rangel, Jr. of Patterson, Juan Carlos Rangel of Stockton and Jose Rangel of Patterson; daughter, Laura Xochitl Rangel of Newman; sisters, Refugio Zamora of Mexico, Esther Sanchez of Wisconsin, Maria De Jesus Espinosa of Mexico, Antonia Rangel of Sacramento, Teresita Rangel, Graciela Nava, Beatriz Mandujano and Maria Inez Rangel, all of Mexico and nine grandchildren. His parents, Socorro Rangel and Manuela Diaz, preceded him in death.
A visitation will be observed from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31 followed by a recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Hillview Funeral Chapel, 450 W. Las Palmas Ave., in Patterson. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug.1 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 529 I St., in Patterson. Burial will follow at Patterson District Cemetery. 10800 Highway 33, Patterson.