Angel Cornelio Mercado, 44, of Peru passed away at 11:23 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Parkview Hospital in Wabash. He was born in Detroit, MI on August 31, 1977 the son of Jesus Mercado and Carolyn Wilson. Angel married Kelly Pletka on July 21, 2000 and she survives.
Angel was a 1997 graduate of Lakeshore High School and a member of the Church of Christ at Grissom Air Force Base.
Surviving in addition to his wife Kelly are his mother Carolyn Sue Vella and her husband Paul of Michigan; brothers Jesse Mercado and Curtis Wilson; sister Angela Cronkright; mother-in-law Lori Pletka of Peru, sisters-in-law Jamie Pletka and Matt of Peru, Jessica Funfsinn and her husband T.J. of Wabash, and Carrie Pletka of Kokomo; brother-in-law Aidan Patrosso of Peru; father-in-law John Pletka and his wife Fanny; many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly and his fur babies Daisy, Biscuit, Lily and Punk. Angel was preceded in death by his father Jesus Mercado and his father-in-law Rick Leader.
A private viewing will be held at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, IN.
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