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Mario Arciga-Mora

October 8, 1937 ~ July 14, 2022 (age 84)


Mario Arciga-Mora, 84, of Aurora, IL passed away peacefully on July 14, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 8, 1937 in San Miguel Epejan, Michoacan, Mexico, the son of Marcial Arciga and Urbana Mora. Mario had humble beginnings and at a young age he started farming. He stayed true to his roots and never forgot where he came from, frequently contributing to the community where he grew up. He was a hard worker and dedicated to the family he so deeply loved. For over 30 years he worked at Fox Valley Forge Company and retired after years of dedicated service. He was loving in all his ways, a wonderful storyteller who took a genuine interest in learning about people. He had a passion for gardening, he enjoyed history and politics and loved a good road trip. Above all things, Mario loved his family and adored his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Maria Del Carmen Arciga; children, Guadalupe (Rodolfo) Ballesteros, Norma (Amalec) Rodriguez, Cesar (Angelica Guerrero) Arciga, Monica (Carl Levan) Arciga, Miguel (Tracy) Arciga, Francisca Santiago, Maria (Miguel) Santiago, Adriana Arciga, and Dario Marcial Arciga; 22 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Martha Arciga; and brother, Andres (Margarita) Aguiñiga. He is also survived by his 4 legged companions Casper and Bella. He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Mario Arciga, Jr., 2 daughters in infancy Maria Teresa and Audelia Arciga; granddaughter Autumn Rose Santiago; siblings, Dolores Duran, Cecilia Arciga, Erlinda Arciga, Rosario Rios and Luis Arciga; Tia, Maria “Amor” Cruz and Tio, Antonio Arciga.

Family will be receiving guests on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery, IL 60538. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church 308 High Street, Aurora, IL 60505. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Aurora, IL. Due to current restrictions that family asks that you kindly wear a mask.

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July 19, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dieterle Memorial Home
1120 South Broadway
Montgomery, IL 60538

Funeral Mass
July 20, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Nicholas Catholic Church
308 High Street
Aurora, IL 60505


Mt Olivet Catholic Cemetery
278 E. Ashland
Aurora, IL 60506

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