Meliano Morales-Sandoval

Meliano Morales-Sandoval, 85, from Flora, IN, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2022, at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette, IN.  He was born in Dolores Hidalgo, GTO, Mexico, on December 31, 1936, to Marciano Morales and Micaela Morales-Sandoval.  On July 10, 1964, he married Maria Carmen Reveles at the church, Virgen de Dolores.  He moved to Flora in 1971 with his wife and three children and had one more child.  After settling in Flora in a home on St Rd 75, Meliano worked for Sayco, JPI and Briggs; and retired in 2003 after 32 years of service.  He was a nationalized, US citizen.

Meliano was a quiet and unassuming, hardworking man.  He was a devout member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Delphi, IN.  He took pride in providing for, caring for and spending time with his family.  He raised his children in the Catholic church, to honor their mother, to put family first and to love this country.  He was an incredible caregiver and father to Elizabeth.  He loved working out in his yard and gardening.  To many in the community, he was Mr. Morales.  To his family, he was Papá.  He will be dearly missed by all.

Along with his wife, Carmen, of 58 years, Meliano is survived by his children, Leon (Lori) Morales, Maria (Carlos) Ramirez, Elizabeth Morales and Jose (Amy) Morales; grandchildren, Carmen Richter, Matthew Richter, Anthony Morales, Claire Overmyer, Derek Overmyer, Ivette (Ricardo) Castillo and Carlos Ramirez; great-grandchildren, Emmy Castillo, Santiago Castillo, Evan Castillo and Ximena Ramirez; two siblings and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six siblings; and grandchildren, (Jose) Gerardo Jr. and Meliano Morales.

Visitation will be held Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 10 a.m. until the service at 12 p.m. at Genda Funeral Home ~ Reinke Chapel.  Burial will follow the service at Maple Lawn Cemetery.  Messages of condolence may be made at