Luis H. Noriega, 25 of Elgin, died Sunday, April 15, 2007 at St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Born March 8, 1982 in Elgin, he was the son of Gilberto and Margarita (Garcia) Noriega.
He was a graduate of St. Edwards Catholic High School, and had many friends. He was also a student at Kishwaukee Community College where he studied sports and public relations. He will be remembered for being a loving brother, a caring friend to many, his love for family and his passion for the Chicago White Sox.
Luis is survived by brother, Gilberto Noriega, Jr., and two sisters, Sandra and Lauri.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2007 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Fr. Leonardo Maldonado, officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Memorials may be made in Luis’s memory to the Noriega family. For more information please call 847-741-1400.
Words aren’t able to describe how much I am missing you right now. If I close my eyes I can see your face. I can hear you calling out “Ranch”. I how I wish you would. I love you, and thank you for being my friend, and my brother, and now that you’re in heaven you can meet my mother. You’re in a better place and I know that we will one day walk arm in arm together againg, this time on a smoother sidewalk.
My name is Dawn Kimpflin and I am a school bus driver for Indian Creek School Dist. I knew Luis through driving the soccer team. My son Thomas (TJ) Schiltz is also a senior and played soccer for coach, Luis a.k.a “King Luey”. Luis was not only a wonderful, caring and respectful person, but a dedicated and outstanding coach. He taught my son a lot, on the field and off. I just wanted to say a special Thank you for not only who he was but for someone who touched the heart and life of my son. Some people come into our lives for a short time and make a big impression, and that is what he did. You will be missed “King Luey”!