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13 Feb

To Celebrate a Life of Love: John Edmund Rangel

January 20, 1979 – February 8, 2017

Beloved father, son, and brother, Sgt. John Edmund Rangel, US Army (Ret), age 38, passed away on Tuesday February 8, 2017 in San Antonio, TX after a short illness.

He is survived by his mother Diana Hinojosa Rangel, his three children: Edmund Michael Rangel, Natalie Sierra Rangel and Jakob Mercado, (April, mother to Natalie Rangel and Jakob Mercado); brother, Stephen Edward Rangel, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members as well as his Brothers in Arms. He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Martin Rangel.

He served proudly in the U.S. Army in Kuwait, Bosnia, and Iraq and received several Decorations, Medals and Citations during his service. John Edmund, above all, loved spending time with his beloved family and sharing stories with his Brothers In Arms. He cherished every minute fishing with friends and family and sharing pictures of his of catches, be they small or large, with all of his cousins and friends.


Visitation will be held at Porter Loring North, 2102 North Loop 1604 East on Wednesday, February 15th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM.

On Thursday, February 16th at 1:30 PM, a Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala followed by a service a Fort Sam Houston with military honors. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite Wounded Warrior organization.