Manuel Riba, age 100 of Portage and formerly of Hobart, passed away July 15, 2012. He was a US Army veteran and retired from US Steel with 47 years of service. He was a member of Steelworkers Local 1014, American Legion Post 207, the Hobart Art League, the Lacare Art League and the Spanish Society. Manuel was preceded in death by his wife Isabel in 1992, grandsons Scott and Jason Riba, brother Ralph and sisters Adeline Martinez, , Monse Ruiz and Mercedes Mitchell. He is survived by son Richard (Judy) Riba of Hobart; daughter Linda Adler of Portage; grandchildren Martin Stevens and Stacey (Mike) Scheuer and great-grandchild Nathan Scheuer, all of Portage. A Memorial Service will be Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 6 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 701 E. 7th St., Hobart. Friends may visit with Manuel’s family prior to the service from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions in Manuel’s memory may be made to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383.
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