Juan D. Loera

Juan D. Loera

La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Death 13 Sep 2006 (aged 9)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 15850378 · View Source
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LAPORTE -- A Hailmann Elementary School student choked on a hot dog during lunch at the school Tuesday and died early this morning.

The 9-year-old boy, was eating lunch at Hailmann when he began choking.

He was originally taken to LaPorte Hospital in "full arrest," John Sullivan, LaPorte County deputy coroner, told The Herald-Argus this morning. Once at LaPorte, the decision was made to transfer him to South Bend Memorial Hospital to the pediatric intensive-care unit.

The boy died at 2:10 a.m. LaPorte County time in Memorial's intensive-care unit, according to St. Joseph County Coroner Charles Hurley.

Hurley told The Herald-Argus this morning that a cause of death has not been determined and an autopsy was scheduled for this afternoon.

"Nothing appears to be suspicious here," Hurley said.

The mood was somber and sad at Hailmann today, according to LaPorte schools Superintendent Judy DeMuth, who was at the school to assist the faculty.

"Everyone is very upset," she told The Herald-Argus.

DeMuth said the administrative team had met with school staff to offer support early this morning and a comprehensive counseling team was in place at the school for both students and staff to help with their grief.

"All we ask is for people to keep (the boy) and his family in their thoughts and prayers," DeMuth said.

Juan's obituary:
Juan D. Loera, age 9, of La Porte, IN, died Wednesday, September 13, 2006, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. Juan was born March 31, 1997, in LaPorte, IN, to Maria Rosales, who survives. Juan has lived his entire life in LaPorte, IN.

Loera was a Student at Hailman Elementry school He Enjoyed drawing, riding his bicycle, putting things together, loved his play-station, liked to go bowling, loved his sisters and spending time with them.

Surviving is his mother Maria Rosales, of LaPorte, Two Sisters, Isabel Rosales of La Porte, IN, Arianna Rosales of La Porte, IN.

Arrangements are being handled by Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, Ind., where the family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Saturday, September 16, 2006. Funeral service will be at Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc. at 4:00 PM Saturday, September 16, 2006 , with Pastor Angel Cresto officiating. Interment will be at Patton Cemetery in LaPorte, IN

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