Santos Ricardo Villanueva, 69, Warren, IN, passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at his residence in Huntington.
Santos was born on July 27, 1952, in Wheatland, Wyoming to Santos C. and Anita (Salazar) Villanueva. His parents preceded him in death. Santos married Patty Drabenstot on January 4, 2002. She survives and resides in Warren.
Santos was a high school and college graduate. Santos served in the United States Army and in the Reserves of the Air National Guard. He worked and retired from Bendix as a Journeyman. He currently was working at DeWeese Soft Water & Appliance in Warren. He attended Mt. Etna United Methodist Church.
Along with his wife Patty, he is survived by one son, Joseph (Stephanie) Villanueva, Bluffton, IN; three daughters, Holly Villanueva, Huntington, Kari (James) Green, KaylaAnn Villanueva, both of Warren; one step-son, Brian Gray, Warren; one step-daughter, Christy Gray, Fort Wayne, IN; three brothers, Joe Villanueva, WY, Ray (Linda) Villanueva, Roanoke, IN, and Fidencio (Audelia) Villanueva, WA; one sister, Irene (Frank) Martinez, South Bend, IN; and 6 grandchildren.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Ernesto Villanueva; and one grandson.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at Mt. Etna United Methodist Church, 6383 W - 600 S, Huntington, IN, with Rev. Michael Gallant officiating.
A burial will be at a later date.
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made to www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com
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