Mr. Cardenas was born June 3, 1944, in Coy City to Ramon Cardenas and Maria (Flores) Cardenas. He was an Army veteran and a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City.
Survivors include his daughter, Monica (Abel Arriaga) Cardenas of San Antonio; grandson Abel Arriaga Jr.; three brothers, Luis Cardenas, Jesse Cardenas and Rudy Cardenas; a sister, Helen Vasquez; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation began Friday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m. at Rhodes Funeral Home with a rosary recited thre at 7 o’clock that evening.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City with Father Stanislaw Marciniak officiating. Burial followed in the Karnes City Latin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Luis Cardenas Jr., Abel Arriaga Sr., Mark Cardenas, Jose Cardenas, Nolan Jonas, Lazaro Cardenas and Rudy Cardenas.
Arrangements entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home of Karnes City, where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.