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Fernando Cadena

May 25, 1981 - February 26, 2022

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Fernando Cadena. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial. Fernando Cadena was a...  see more

Fernando Cadena, 40, of Columbus, Indiana, passed away following a single-vehicle accident shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Fernando’s character and integrity were shaped by a steadfast devotion to family. Born May 25, 1981, to Mariela Zuñiga and Gabriel Cadena, Fernando was raised in Bucaramanga, Colombia along with his brothers Alberto “Beto” (Maria Patricia “Mapis” Sampedro), Sergio “Yeyo” Cadena, and Alirio...  see more
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  • L J
    L J:
    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May God give you the needed comfort and strength at this difficult time. Isaiah 41:10
  • Emily Olson
  • Marin Heiskell
    Fernando lived life so purposefully. He did everything with the intent of having positive impact on those around him., and always reminded us of what was really important. When I think of Fernando, I think of a colleague who was grateful for every...  more
  • Kathleen Soors
  • Christi Tam
    Fernando embodied loving his neighbor as himself. Every time we spoke, I felt important and cared for. He treated our young son with kindness and always made time for him. I will truly miss him! He has inspired me to be the best version of myself that I...  more
  • Merry Kweiter
    I will forever cherish the shining light that Fernando was. I had the privilege of having him on one of my teams for the past year. We're all better for having known him and experienced the energy and zest that he brought to every interaction, that he...  more
  • Ana de Matos
  • Mark Niles
  • Angela Peláez
    La increíble sonrisa de fernando (pajarito) siempre estará en nuestros corazones. Un abrazo enorme para su familia los acompañamos de corazón! familia Peláez Correa
  • Mokina Castro
    I want to thank you for your friendship! I am one of the lucky people in this world that got to meet you. Your happiness, smile and care for others were contagious. I remember meeting you and Meg in the Florida Keys. Also, you send me a...  more
  • Melanie Belford
    I worked with Fernando for the last 9 months from the client side of a work engagement. He was a pleasure to have on the ‘team’. He got to know the personal side of everyone and spoke warmly of his personal life. He brought great professionalism...  more
  • Pilar Maturana
    Fer, fercadena80, amigo, I can not believe the news of your loss. On Sunday I saw and liked your beautiful post in LinkedIn about the value of people and I thought, that is my friend, my long time friend; always smiling, enjoying life and caring about...  more
  • Pilar Maturana
  • Anna Curry
    My family and I were blessed to get to know Fernando and what a joy he was in our lives!! He will be missed so much by so many, Meg, Isabella and Sebastian - I’m lifting you up in my heart and your are in my prayers - so very sorry for your loss. May...  more
  • Jenni Kiesler
  • Tyler Nolting
    I was blessed to have met Fernando when he and his amazing family came to visit us earlier this year. I will always love and cherish the couple days that I was fortunate to have had with him. We bonded like longtime amigos, and I was looking forward to...  more
  • Britani Colwell
  • Britani Colwell
    When we think of our short year in Columbus, we can still see Fernando's smile, hear his laugh, and feel his genuine joy.
    With love, The Turner Family (Andrew and Britani)
  • Candise Powell
  • Emma Mitchiner
  • Caitlin Haydon
  • Megan Alwine
    I had the privilege of working with Fernando when he was a graduate student at Kelley. From our first meeting, I knew that Fernando was a special student, radiating positivity, bringing energy and an incredible work ethic to his school, work, teammates,...  more
  • Lauren Roche
  • Isabel Cristina Williams-Beltran
    Fer no hay palabras para expresar el dolor tan inmenso que deja tu partida. Nos quedamos con todos los buenos momentos. Solo le pido a Dios fortaleza a toda la familia Cadena Perryman y a todos los que fuimos parte de tu vida. Meg, Isa and Sebastian you...  more
  • Ruchi Sharma
  • Adeolu Adesanya
  • Alexandria Ford
  • Allie Walton
    Fernando and I worked together for almost three years on the Indiana University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Recruiting Team at Deloitte. Genuinely, he was the most kind, considerate, and authentic person that I have ever met. He created the space...  more
  • Karin De Poortere
    Enviamos a Toda la familia Cadena nuestras condolencias, oraciones y un abrazo afectuoso en estos tristes momentos.
    Familia Cadena DePoortere 🙏
  • Liliana Monroy
    Sentimos enormemente esta terrible perdida. Tenemos muy buenos recuerdos de Fernando, de su risa contagiosa y de momentos compartidos. Nuestras sentidas condolencias a Margarita y familia. Que Dios le de descanso eterno y lo tenga en su gloria. Victor y Liliana
  • Liliana Monroy
  • Maddie Reehl
  • Christina Brodzik
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  • Chris Steele
  • Shalesha Lake
  • Natalia Baena Hernández
    Con un profundo dolor en el corazón me entero hoy de tu partida.
    Fernando, siempre recordaré tu sonrisa, tu alegría, tu energía, tu carácter único, siempre feliz, chistoso, agradable, positivo, siempre con una palabra de ánimo. Fuiste mi mejor...  more
  • Sarah Sampson
    Fernando was such an incredible light and improved the life of everyone he knew, but what will stand out most for me is just how much he loved Meg, Isabella, and Sebastian. We worked closely together for 2 years at Deloitte and I'm not sure we ever had a...  more
  • Sarah Sampson
  • Natalia Baena Hernández
  • Paula Sheehan
  • Margi Mejia
  • Martin Kamen
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  • Anna Wagner
  • Debbie Merovitz
    Fernando was one of those rare people who made every single person he spoke with feel like the most special and important person in the world. After one interaction, he seemed like he had been a lifelong friend. He is one of the most positive people...  more
  • Carol Weiland
    Fernando, my birthday buddy! He was such an amazing guy - treated everyone like they were the only one in the room. I am so honored to have known him. I will miss his big smile, kindness, bartending skills, tech advice, and his fashionable presence on...  more
  • Nic Brooksher
  • Maria Catalina  Salcedo Becerra
    Siempre te voy a llevar en mi corazón mi Fer... Mi hermanito del alma!
    Marielita, Beto, Checho.... Un abrazo desde lo más profundo de mi corazón, mis oraciones y mis pensamientos están con ustedes, con Meg y sus chiquitos cada segundo! 🙏