Ernesto Belmarez

July 15, 2016

Ernesto Belmarez 86, of Frankfort, Ind., died at 3:37 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 at his home.  Born August 9, 1929 in Crystal City, Texas.  He married Rita Gonzales in 1965 in Carrizo Springs, Texas and she preceded him in death on August 18, 2006.  Mr. Belmarez moved to Frankfort in 1968 from Crystal City, Texas with his wife and children.  He worked for Exide Corporation in Frankfort for 22 years, retiring in 1996 and had also worked for Del Monte for 5 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.   Ernesto was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church as well as Eagles Lodge and Moose Lodge.  He liked to plant a big garden every year and loved to grow flowers of all kinds.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016 with a Rosary beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, IN. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 St. Mary’s Ave., Frankfort, Ind. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Survived by:

Daughter: Jesusa “Suzie” (Ben) Gutierrez of Frankfort, Son: Ernest Belmarez Jr., 9 Grandchildren, Andrew Castillo, Zachary (Ivette), Kirk (Hanna) Castillo, Benito Gutierrez, Dustin (Sarah) Gutierrez, Jessica (Tony) Landeros, Jake Belmarez, Margo Belmarez and Katrina Martinez, 15 Great Grandchildren, Evan Rankin, Gabby Landeros, Laeton Castillo, Avianna Castillo, Kayleigh Gutierrez, Royal Castillo, Rolando Castillo, Ray Ray Reyes, R.J. Reyes, Roy Reyes, Yasmin Belmarez, Christian Martinez, Kaitlyn Martinez, Dayna Gomez and Rodolfo Gomez, Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

his wife.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Ernesto Belmarez”

  1. Maria July 17, 2016 at 10:24 am

    My condolences and prayers for the family. Mejia Family Friona Texas

  2. Terry& Pat Laughner July 17, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Our sincere condolences at the loss of your father…grandfather..great grandfather…uncle…Ernie. My husband Terry Laughner worked with Ernie at Exide until Ernie retired. He genuinely liked and respected Ernie and considered him a good friend. He will be missed. A very sweet and funny man.

  3. Christy Tubbs July 17, 2016 at 11:23 am

    The loss of someone dear to us is never easy. I hope all the cherished memories that you have of your father, Ernesto, brings you some light during this dark time. My deepest condolences.

  4. Beth (Thompson) Garrison July 17, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Sorry to about your grandpa Kirk. Thoughts and prayers from our family to yours

  5. Rebecca Alquezada July 17, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Ernesto was the most gentle loving man I have ever known, his love for his family & friends was seen by the smile that he always displayed, he made myself & children feel like family and we will forever remember & cherish his memory R.I.P Poppy, The Alquezadas, Rebecca, Hanna & Dallas

  6. La Vonne Snoke July 17, 2016 at 5:39 pm


    I know how close you and your father were and I know the pain of losing him. Just remember he is in a much better place and with your mother. You will see them both again someday and be happy forever.

    God himself will wipe away their tears, pain and sorrow….. Revelation 21:4

    I love you and am praying for you..,. La Vonne

  7. Francis M. Ortiz July 17, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Prima, may my Tio RIP. May the Lord give you the strength you will need. Love you, and I will have you all in my prayers.

  8. Martha Martinez July 17, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Desde El fondo De mi corazon lo siento mucho Susie y Que descanse en paz Tu papa.

  9. Adam July 17, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Hey, I’m so sorry. I’ve got to work. Your dad was a good guy, prayers for family.

  10. Dee Smith July 19, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    To Suzie Gutierrez and all of your family, please accept my sympathy and know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I am so sorry that I can’t be there to share your grief in person but my heart is with you.

  11. Ron and Susan Lee July 20, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Worked with Ernie at Exide. He was always so pleasant to be around. Sorry to hear of his passing.

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