Ornelas, Rudy M., Saginaw, MI, Formerly of Merrill, Michigan


Passed away Friday, April 15, 2011 at his home, age 75 years. Rudy was born in Pleasanton, Texas August 16, 1935 the son of the late Francisco and Manuela (Mendez) Ornelas. Rudy worked for General Motors with 25 years of service before his retirement. He enjoyed travelling; going to family reunions and watching sporting events, especially baseball. It brought him great joy to learn of the accomplishments of his grandchildren, Nicholas, currently serving in the U. S. Army and the various sports activities of Julie, Robert, Samantha and Angelena. He is survived by five children, Orlando (Mary Jane) Ornelas, Hector (Diana) Ornelas, Rudy R. Ornelas, Marlisa (Steve) Brindley and Florinda “Flo” (Robert) Clark; five grandchildren, Nicholas Casella, Julie Ornelas, Robert J. Clark, Samantha Clark and Angelena Brindley; several brothers and sisters; many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will take place on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 915 N. 6th St. Friends may visit with the family at W. L. Case & Company, 201 N. Miller Road, Wednesday from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. and at church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family wishes. www.casefuneralhome.com