Santiago Tapia

March 4, 1965 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 56)


Our beloved friend, cousin, nephew, brother, father, son, grandfather passed away on Sunday November 7, 2021.

Santiago Tapia was the 1st born child of Guadalupe and Leonides Tapia on March 4, 1965 in Fresno, California. He is survived by his son James Tapia and grandson Julian Tapia, sister Lupita Garcia, brothers Martin and Francisco Tapia, many nieces and nephew and all those whose lives he has impacted.

On April 28, 1995 he became a father to James Tapia and on May 7, 2020 he became a grandfather to Julian. He adored his son and grandson more than anything and they adored him back.

Santiago was insanely intelligent and very giving. He had an extremely hard work ethic. He dedicated a majority of his life to take care of his mother and mentoring his son into adulthood and being a good man.

Funeral will be held on Saturday November 13, 2021 at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center,  8941 Kleinman Rd (one block south of Ridge Rd), Highland, IN 46322. Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and burial will be at 2:00 pm at St John/St Joseph Cemetery 1547 167th St, Hammond, IN 46320. 

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RIP Saint. We love you.

For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordyke by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at

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November 13, 2021

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

November 13, 2021

St John/St Joseph Cemetery

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