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Higinio Rangel, age 88, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, surrounded by his family.


He was born on January 11, 1933, in Laredo, Texas, to Eleuterio & Tomasa (Medina) Rangel.


He married Lucinda Trevino on May 30, 1964, in East Chicago, Indiana.  She preceded in death on March 1, 2018.


Higinio proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.


Survivors include his children, Melinda & Pete Torres, Jaime Rangel, Anissa Rangel, and Blanca & Randy Awrey;  grandchildren, Christopher Torres, and Alex Awrey; great-granddaughter, Savannah Jo; siblings, Jesus Rangel, Maria Elena Trevino and Micaela Cazares;  sister-in-law, Celia Rangel; and several nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Lucinda Rangel; daughter, Veronica Rangel; siblings, Manuel Rangel, Guadalupe (Elaine) Rangel, Meliton (Anna) Rangel; sister-in-law, Alicia Rangel; and brothers-in-law, Guadalupe Trevino & Roberto Cazares.


Burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery, where Higinio will be laid to rest next to his wife.


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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, (616) 452-3006, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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4 Condolences

  1. Lee Martínez on November 21, 2021 at 9:08 am

    It’s with tears in my eyes and a broken heart that I’m sending the family of Higinio my most sincere condolences. We shared wonderful moments in Laredo with him. He will be missed. May he Rest In Peace.

  2. Julie and Dave Didion on November 21, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace, Mr. Rangel.🙏♥️🙏

  3. Juan Alejandro on November 22, 2021 at 8:28 am

    My condolences to the Rangel family. To my cousins, I love you very much.

  4. Jesus (Sonny) Rangel, Jr. on November 22, 2021 at 9:59 am

    I will always be grateful to my uncle Higinio and aunt Lucinda because they made it possible for me to get an education. They unselfishly let me stay in their home one summer when I went to Indiana to earn money for college. I still have fond memories of their weekend gatherings with Rangel and Trevino families. It was during this stay I was introduced to bowling and I like to brag that I always beat the family in the most gutter balls per game. You are in my thoughts and prayers and my heart aches for your loss.

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