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Obituary: Angelina M. Rodriguez

May 31, 1938 – October 9, 2022

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Angelina M. Rodriguez, nee Alvarez, age 84, of Dyer, IN, passed away peacefully and with her family by her side on Sunday, October 9, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Leopoldo D. Rodriguez. Loving mother of Leo Rodriguez, Diane Bowers, Hector (Lily Ann) Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, Dalia (Claude) Nunez, Noel Rodriguez, Rene (Amy) Rodriguez. Proud grandmother of Melissa, Selena, Christopher, Alex, Rosanna, late Rosemarie, late Heather Marie, Rebecca Lee, Crystal, Samantha Marie, Ashley, Richard Jr., Tanya Angelina (David) Butler, Bianca Alyssa, Erik Steven, Alyssa Hope, Claude Joseph, Lauryn Nicole, Alexander, Brandon Lee, Audrey; Cherished great-grandmother of Brandon, Anastasia Torres, Elijah, Isabelle Rene, Emma, Alice, Leo, and Ella Renae Butler. Dear sister of Elvia Flores, late Jesus Perales, Elida Medina. Kind aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Manuel and Guadalupe Alvarez.

Angelina was generous, loving, and kind. In her free time, she knitted and crocheted beautiful blankets and lace table doilies. She loved watching her Novellas and collecting elephant memorabilia. Most of all she loved her family — she will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

Visitation Friday, October 14, 2022, from 9 a.m. until the time of Angelina’s funeral Mass at 10 a.m. directly at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 500 Northgate Drive, Dyer, IN, with Rev. Leo Gajardo officiating. Private inurnment Holy Cross Cemetery – Calumet City, IL. All other family services will be held privately.

Arrangements entrusted to the Smits Funeral Home – Dyer, IN. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guest book at

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