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Miguel G. Peña

February 4, 1940 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old


Miguel G. Peña “Mike”, 83, of Montgomery, IL passed away on September 16, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 4, 1940 the son of Guadalupe and Adolfo Peña. Mike spent his childhood elementary years in Elgin, IL. Shortly thereafter, Mike and his family moved back to Texas where he attended middle and high schools and graduated from Sabinal High School in 1961. After high school graduation he moved back to Illinois and lived in both St. Charles and Wheaton before marrying Sandy Hernandez in 1963 and settling in Montgomery, IL in 1966. He worked for Owens-Illinois for 23 years before they closed the company. With a strong interest in mechanics, Mike began studying Automotive at Waubonsee Community College and obtained a certificate of Automotive Technology. He later went on to work at Dial Corporation as the lead mechanic until his retirement in 2006. He devoted his entire life to his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved holidays, family vacations and cookouts. He enjoyed working in his home and on cars.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sandy; children, Yvonne Peña, Bobbie (Henry Rodriguez) Peña, Lisa Pena-Decker, Jason Decker, Dalia Peña-Imhoff, Michael (Tawn) Peña; grandchildren, James Wesley Weigand, Michael and Elisia Peña and Lucious and Liam Rodriguez.

Family will be receiving guests on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery, IL 60538. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 722 High Street, Aurora, IL. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Aurora, IL. For directions and online guestbook visit


September 20, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dieterle Memorial Home
1120 South Broadway
Montgomery, IL 60538

Funeral Mass
September 21, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
722 High St.
Aurora, IL 60505

Interment following funeral service
September 21, 2023

St. Joseph Cemetery
P.O. Box 4395
Aurora, IL 60505


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