Jose Pena Barraza

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May 7, 1962-July24, 2017

Jose Pena Barraza, 55, of Tecumseh, passed away at the Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, Nebraska on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born May 7, 1962 in Santiago, Mexico to Antonio and Victoria Pena Barraza. He was united to Belen Pena in Chicago, Ilinois. Jose worked for several horse race tracks, Campbell’s Soup Company in Tecumseh, Gerdes Farms, Johnson and was employed at Cargill in Nebraska City at the time of his death. In his spare time he loved watching the Cubs and going to the horse tracks. He is survived by his wife, Belen, two daughters, Ivette Kinney and Sulymar Pena, son, Kevin Pena, brothers, Gregorio Pena, Telesforo Pena, Julio Pena, Magdaleno Pena and Rafael Pena and sisters, Antonia Quinones, Maria Elena Chavez, Hipolita Saucedo and Ana Maria Pena de Barraza. Jose was preceded in death by his parents. Mass of Christian Burial Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Father Craig Clinch officiating. Carol Lamb-Evans, organist accompanied congregational hymns. Pallbearers were Telesforo Pena, Rafael Pena, Julio Pena, Magdeleno Peno, Gregorio Pena, Kevin Pena, Gilberto Reyes and Gilberto Reyes, Jr. Interment was in the St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska. Memorials to the family’s choice. Services were entrusted to Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh, Nebraska. Online condolences may be left @

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