Mario E. Ponciano, 70 of Elkhart, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born May 27, 1949 in Guatemala to Jose Eliceo Ponciano and Leticia Ruiz Escriba. He married Karen L. Stemm on June 14, 2007 in Elkhart. He is survived by his wife Karen and his children, Gabrielle (Matt) Ponciano-Gayer, Anthony Ponciano, Madelin (John) Shaffer, and Steven Ponciano, and many grandchildren; brothers, Rudy Ponciano and Carlos Gonzalez and sister, Nohemy Ponciano and 4 sisters and 2 brothers in Guatemala and his parents.
Mario retired from American Hauler in Elkhart and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Goshen. He was an avid musician for many years as a bass guitarist with The Edge. He enjoyed camping and hanging with his buddies in the garage.
Visitation for Mario will be from 4-6 pm Friday, Dec. 6th at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd. Elkhart, where a memorial service will be held at 6 pm.
Memorial contributions may be given to Cancer Resources of Elkhart County or the Center for Hospice Care. Online condolences may be sent to the Ponciano family at the funeral home website.
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Cancer Resources for Elkhart County
23971 US 33 East, Elkhart IN 46517
Center for Hospice Care
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