Adan F. Hernandez, age 79, of Round Lake, passed away peacefully Monday, April 3, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 29, 1937, in Los Ebanos, Texas to Sixto and Emilia (Flores) Hernandez. On June 9, 1967, he married Guadalupe Nunez in Mission, Texas.
Adan has been a well-known member of the Round Lake community for 44 years. Through the years, not only had he developed many personal friendships, he also bonded with many local business owners as well. Which after retirement, Adan’s daily routine became hanging out with friends and visiting the local businesses, where his family always knew where to find him. He was a local celebrity, known by everyone, at his favorite hangouts, the Fairfield Citgo, Harris Bank in Round Lake Heights, Mendoza Grocery Store on Cedar Lake Road, and Burger King.
Adan was loved by many friends in his local neighborhood, as well as across the country. He would easily entertain everyone, stranger or not, with his terrific sense of humor. He was constantly joking around and loved making someone’s day a little brighter, whether it be his wife, the receptionist at the doctor’s office, or even the gas station attendant. Everyone enjoyed his humor and will miss his daily visits.
Adan also had a tremendous memory, he recalled old childhood friends and longtime members, and often spoke off the wonderful memories he created with them. He always reached out to his old friends from long ago, especially family, and kept in contact as much as he possibly could his entire life. His memories of family and friends were endless.
Family is what meant the most to Adam and kept him going. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. He had a huge heart that he loved everyone with, but his grandchildren and great-grandchildren received the majority of his attention. They were his world, and he tried to stay close to them, speaking with them in person, and those living in Texas, he chatted on the phone.
Adam enjoyed volunteering for a few years as a crossing guard at Ellis School, which some of his grandchildren attended. Of course, with his wonderful sense of humor, he loved to interact with the staff, parents, and students. He became well-known and loved there too.
Adan was a wonderful son, loving husband, caring father, doting grandfather, cherished great-grandfather, fond uncle, and terrific friend. He will be missed deeply by many in the neighborhood and community. He will forever live in their hearts.
Adan is survived by his devoted wife, Guadalupe Nunez Hernandez, six children, Jose (Cynthia) Hernandez, Adam Jr. (Margaret) Hernandez, Irene (Clint) Hernandez-Ramon, Jesus Hernandez, Sixto (Lori) Hernandez, Sandra (Baltazar) Vega; thirteen grandchildren, Kristen (Matthew), Adan, Celia (Aaron), Bryan (Megan), Aram, Julian, Estella, Daniel, Jocelyn, Joel, Abigail, Justin, Miranda; a great-grandson, Liam; a great-granddaughter on the way, Mia Alicia; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Adan was preceded in death by an infant brother, Baltazar, Adan’s twin sister, Eva, and his brothers Mario and Baldemar.
Friends and neighbors may gather from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N. Rosedale Court, Round Lake, IL 60073. The funeral services will be at 3 p.m. and at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for Adan’s family.
Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home
222 N. Rosedale Court
Round Lake, IL 60073