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Andrea Morell Morales Engelkes

April 30, 1942 ~ February 5, 2022 (age 79)


Andrea Morell Morales Engelkes, 79, of Rock Falls, IL, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022, surrounded by family at her home after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born in Cuba to Santiago and Flora (Lopez) Morales. Andrea lived in Madrid, Spain and then settled in the United States in 1972. She was a loving and selfless mother, grandmother, great grandmother, dear friend, and confidant to many. She left a mark on everyone she met and made everything better. Andrea had so many gifts and enjoyed sharing them with anyone. She was a bright light in a dark world. Andrea is loved and will be deeply missed by her children, Inocente Milagros Mendoza, Luisa Del Carmen Morell McPeak; grandchildren, Alisha Luisa Engelkes, Michael Anthony Engelkes, Adam Christian Engelkes, Maikel Mendoza, Luis Daniel Mendoza, Carlos Mendoza; great grandchildren, Nova Luna Pinkous, Natalie Rae Engelkes, Adriana Mendoza, Maikel Alejandro Mendoza. She was preceded in death by her parents, Santiago and Flora; husbands, Antolin Morell, Ronald Engelkes. There will be a funeral service on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at Belvidere Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Belvidere, IL beginning at 11:00 A.M. There will be a visitation from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service. Interment will take place in Belvidere Cemetery in Belvidere, IL. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in the family’s name. Te Amo Mami.

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