Gilberto Ferreira, 75, St. Charles, Illinois

Gilberto Ferreira, 75, of St. Charles, Illinois, died Saturday, May 4. He was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, to Jose and Emma (Cortes) Ferreira. He married Beatriz Eugenia Caicedo April 5, 1968.

Gil received dual engineering degrees from Texas A&M University. He loved spending time with his family – especially his grandchildren, playing cards with them or watching their sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Beatriz Ferreira; three daughters, Martha Ferreira-King and husband Andrew, Huntingburg, Pilar Ferreira-Hickey and husband Frank, St. Charles, Illinois, and Sasha Ferreira-Shuff and husband Jon David, Franklin, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Jason and Natalie (Altstadt) King, Justin King, Adam King, Natalie (Shuff) and Will Sneed, Christopher Shuff, Milena Shuff, Sophia Hickey, and Michael Hickey; two brothers, Jose Pablo Ferreira and Laura (Sorsano), Wellington, Florida, and Alvaro Ferreira and Rosemary (Clemente), Corpus Christi, Texas; and one sister, Emma Cecilia (Ferreira) Ogliastri and Enrique, Madrid, Spain.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Emma Ferreira.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Les Turner ALS Foundation ( or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg. Online condolences can be shared at Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church.

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