Jorge Guzman-DeSirena, age 23 of Elwood, passed away unexpectedly and entered into Heaven following a seizure on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at home.  He was born April 6, 2000 in Santo Domingo Petapa, Oaxaca, Mexico, the son of Jorge Guzman and Elizabeth Desirena.  Jorge was raised in the Catholic Church and was a devoted Christian who enjoyed visiting various churches with friends.  He had a special appreciation of Jesus’ mother, Mary.

Jorge graduated in 2019 from Elwood Jr. / Sr. High School where he was formerly a member of the wrestling team.  He hoped to become a firefighter and had completed a portion of the training qualifications.  Jorge formerly worked at Hardee’s Restaurant in Elwood.  He especially enjoyed playing soccer, listening to music, playing video games, and working out at the Elwood Y.M.C.A.  Jorge also enjoyed spending time with his family as well as a friend he looked up to as a mentor.  His family is comforted knowing that he has been united with the Lord and his grandparents in Heaven.

Jorge’s family includes his parents, Jorge and Elizabeth Guzman of Elwood; 2 younger sisters, Yasmin Guzman and Lindsey Aglae Guzman both at home in Elwood; maternal grandparents, Argimiro Desirena & Dominga Avendano of Mexico; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jorge Guzman & Araceli Teran.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 9, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elwood with Father Matthew Jakupco officiating in Spanish.  A burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery in Elwood.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 3 to 7 pm at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood.  Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help offset unexpected funeral expenses.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at