Gilberto Chapa, Sr., 68, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015. He was born on December 28, 1946 in Corpus Christi, Texas the son of Sabastian and Felicita Chapa. Mr. Chapa was a great husband, father, and grandfather, who was a hard worker with a big heart. Gilberto was a genuine person who was known for his words of wisdom. He had a love for music, especially his accordian, and enjoyed the sport of boxing, which he did himself in his younger days.

Surviving are his wife, Maria "Olga" Chapa; daughter, Margie Chapa (Michael) Winstead, and their children: Jordan S. Moore, Jr., Brittany Moore Doak, and John M. Moore; son, Gilberto (Lucie-Mae Adamczak) Chapa, Jr., and their children: Chelsie N. Chapa, Anthony R. Chapa, and Izzabella G. Chapa; son, Adan (Lorie) Chapa, Sr., and their children: Adan Chapa, Jr., Royiel Chapa, Destiny Chapa, and Alexis Chapa; son, Javier (Yolanda Frontiera) Chapa, and their children: Elyjah Chapa, Jozcelyn Chapa, Jayden Chapa, and Jayce Chapa.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 14, 2015 at Lehman Funeral Homes, 220 Rich Street, Ionia, with Pastor Kenneth Harger of Shiloh Community Church presiding. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery, Ionia. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at