FRANKFORT, Indiana — Vicente Uribe Pelayo, 67, of Frankfort, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 after a three month battle following complications from heart surgery.
He was born Oct. 27, 1951 in Pabelo, Villa Purificacion, Jalisco, Mexico, to Samuel Pelayo Uribe and Celia Uribe Pelayo. He is the oldest of 14 children.
He moved to the United States at the age of 19 and earned his G.E.D.
He is a former resident of Rochelle and worked at Caron’s Yarn Co., Delmonte, Silgan and was in the construction union helping to build Rochelle Middle School. He worked as a landlord for many years. Later he worked in Indiana at a Caterpillar company and more recently a Gerber factory.
He was knowledgeable about the holy scriptures. He loved his children, working hard and gardening. He had a lead foot and loved to travel.
He had a spectacular sense of humor, was rarely angry and loved giving advice. He loved swimming, volleyball and had a contagious smile.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Patricia (Huesca) Gonzalez, of Frankfort, Indiana; sons, Jaime Pelayo of Rochelle, Charlie Brooks of DeKalb and Carlos Alarcon of Frankfort, Indiana; daughters, Cristina Pelayo of Rochelle, Sarah Pelayo of Desoto, Missouri, Emily (Manny) Lopez of Rochelle and Whitney Sprague of DeKalb; five brothers; and seven sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Maria Isabel (Chabela); and one son, Franco Alarcon.
Cremation has been entrusted to Goodwin Funeral Home and Clinton County Crematory in Frankfort, Indiana. His ashes will later be flown to El Grullo, Jalisco, Mexico, to be by his parents.
Thanks to all caregivers and friends and family that helped take care of Vince in his final days.