Florinda Hernandez (nee Rodriguez)
Dec. 30, 1930 – July 1, 2010
Hernandez, 79, of Waukesha, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, July
1, 2010, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Dec. 30, 1930, in Crystal City, Texas, to Celestino and Anita
(nee Sepulveda) Rodriguez. On Oct. 1, 1951, she was married to the late
Luis R. Hernandez, who preceded her in death in September 2004. She now
joins him in eternal peace.
She is the cherished mother of Julia Hernandez, Luis (Cathy) Hernandez,
Rosalva Cruz, Hector (Sandy) Hernandez, Henry (Paula) Hernandez, Yolanda
Hernandez, Anita (Bryan) Higgins, Armando (Rocksand) Hernandez and Cesar
(Heidi) Hernandez. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren,
Amalia (Zachary) Covell, Andria Hernandez, Luis "Gabriel" and
Rudy Javier Cruz, Sarah, Olivia and Jesse Hernandez, Eliana and Alesandra
Hernandez, and Emanuel and Isaiah Hernandez; brothers and sisters,
Trinidad (Margarito) Castillo, Celestino (late Noemi) Rodriguez, Carmela
(Oscar) Surita, Hector Rodriguez and Nelda (Jose) Torres; and brotherin-law,
Gerardo Saldaña. She was preceded in death by her sister Oralia Saldaña.
She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Florinda retired from the Waukesha Rubber Co., and also was employed at
Amron Corp. For the last five years, she thoroughly enjoyed helping out at
her son’s company, Urethane Systems Plus, Inc. Mom was the quiet
strength of the family. She found joy in her grandchildren and dancing
with her husband. She loved being there for others. Florinda was a proud
member of the Scholastic Fund for Students of Hispanic Descent and a
devoted member of Apostolic Life Church. She will be remembered for freely
giving love and care to all those who were a part of her life. Mom will be
A memorial visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral
service Wednesday, July 7, at at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W.
Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94),
Waukesha. Private inurnment will be at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.
Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family.
For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to
view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.