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August 7, 1937 ~ November 6, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
Aurelio Peña, 86, of Ottawa, passed away Monday, November 6, 2023 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 9, from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Ottawa Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park.
Aurelio was born August 7,1937, in Mexico City to Alfonzo and Rufina Peña. He married Rosemary Padilla on April 29, 1962 in Geneva, Illinois. She passed away September 30, 2020.
He worked for many years as a union laborer as a concrete finisher. When he wasn't working, he loved to spend time with his family. His grandchildren and great grandchildren meant everything to him. He also liked to tend to his garden and work on fixing up his house where he passed on his skills to his sons.
He is survived by two sons, Marco (Jennifer) Peña and Michael (Loreli) Peña; grandchildren, Alexander (Jessica), Andrew (Shelby), and Jonathan (Cordelia) Peña; and his great-grandchildren, Paul, Jude, and Jack.
Aurelio was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Padilla Peña and his parents.