Nathan A. Pena

Nathan Pena

Nathan A. Pena, age 19, of Brookfield.  Loving son of Alex Pena and Jennifer Pena, nee Bishop; dear brother of Lauren Pena; cherished grandson of John Pena, Chris Meier, Alice Iankov and the late Arthur (the late Jean) Bishop; nephew of Vitto Pena, Joey Pena, Mandy (Matt) Murphy, Peggy (Steve) Povich, Patricia (Daniel) Hoover, Steven (Ronda) Bishop, Tiffany (Patrick) Thibeault , Carrie (Clifford) Cox and Cathy (Andy) May; cousin to many;  Nathan’s beloved cat Cheech.

Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12 Noon to 6 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Funeral Sunday, October 6, 2019 3 P.M. at First United Methodist Church of LaGrange, 100 W. Cossitt, Ave, LaGrange, IL  60525.

Interment Private.

Memorials Appreciated to A Tribute to Nathan Pena.

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Jack Luxem condolence:

    Nathan was a great guy. Only really knew him when we were messing around during cross country practice, but I am glad I was able to have some great memories with him. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Dylan ouadi condolence:

    I loved Nathan he was my brother.

  3. Christy Hughes condolence:

    Jennifer, Alex, and Lauren,
    I am at a loss for words. My heart prayers, and sincere sympathies go out to all of you.

    Christy Hughes

  4. Debby Donovan condolence:

    I am so terribly sorry for your loss in this tragedy. I know John and Chris and can’t believe you are going through this. My deep sympathy for the entire family and friends.

  5. Kelly Smith condolence:

    Nathan is a wonderful young man. I am proud to be his godmother. I can not wait to see him again. Jennifer, Alex and Lauren, know I love you so much. We are devastated and believe in the resurrection.

  6. Julie Iazzetto condolence:

    Nathan was an amazing person. He wasn’t just a co-worker to me, but like family. Nathan always knew how to make everyone laugh and smile. His legacy will live on in all of us and he will be missed dearly. I send my sincerest condolences to his family during this tough time and always.

  7. Gabbi Saenz condolence:

    Nathan was such a joy working with .. Could light up the room with his presence
    Deepest sympathy to his entire family

  8. Barb Riccio condolence:

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I did not know Nathan, but worked with Lauren at Cossitt when she was a sixth grader. Both children are wonderful people. You have an angel watching over you!

  9. Sheila K Ames condolence:

    I carry your beloved Nathan in my heart now, and always. His love will always surround his family. You gave him a beautiful life. My deepest and most sincere sympathy. And my love.

  10. Sheila K Ames condolence:

    I will carry your beloved Nathan in my heart now, and always. His love will always surround his family. You gave him a beautiful life. My deepest and most sincere sympathy. And my love.

  11. Amanda Morris (Block) condolence:

    My heart and prayers are with you. It was my pleasure to teach Nathan and Lauren music. I have many lovely memories. Thinking of you at this time.

  12. Alexandra Montgomery condolence:

    Nathan was an amazing person. I am beyond grateful and blessed to have known him. He made working at Best Buy a million times better. He always knew how to make me laugh and could always make me feel better. He is going to be greatly missed, but his spirit will live on. Everything I do will be for Nathan. My deepest condolences to his family. My thoughts and prayers will always be with you.

  13. Halimah Salah condolence:

    Nathan was always the sunshine on a cloudy day and never failed to bring a smile to everyone. He will be missed so much. My deepest sympathies with the Pena family on this tragedy.

  14. Anna Eich condolence:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Nathan was a good friend to my daughter Linnea when they were at Park. They were in band together. I remember Nathan as s good and kind-hearted young man. My heart goes out to your entire family.

    Anna Eich

  15. Lynessa Seibel-Rissell condolence:

    Jen and family

    I am sorry to hear about your son and brother, grandson.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.


  16. Maria Miranda condolence:

    Mrs. Pena, my deepest prayers and thoughts for you and family. I have no words, but I would like you to know that if you need anything, I am here for you.

  17. Linda Meyer and family condolence:

    Jen and family our deepest sympathy to you all. There are no words for this terrible tragedy and your loss. Our love and prayers go out to you.

  18. Elizabeth Zendejas condolence:

    Nathan always put others before himself and made working at Best Buy so fun. It was my second home because of him. His smile always lit up the room. I am happy to have met someone as amazing and caring as he was. My condolences to his entire family. He will live on forever in my heart.

  19. Paul Guttillo condolence:

    You can tell a lot about a person’s character based on the size of the cavity he leaves in the souls and hearts of people that loved him. And unfortunately, sometimes you don’t truly appreciate someone until you’re faced with that cavity, and by then it’s too late.

  20. Maria Alviso condolence:

    Mrs. Pena, I send my sincerest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Please know that I will be here for anything that you may need.

  21. Edgar Zavala condolence:

    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

  22. Ashley Levin condolence:

    Nathan was truly a unique and wonderful person. He always had a goofy smile on his face and he was such a light in the universe. I have so many great memories with him that I can cherish forever. He was like a little brother to me at work. I’ll miss him dearly. He had such an effect on everyone he met and the world is going to be a little more dark without him in it. My family and I send our thoughts and prayers to his family.

  23. Ellen G Vanderhoof condolence:

    Sending my deepest sympathy for the entire family. Wishing everyone strength and comfort during the most difficult days.

  24. Ashley Eggleston condolence:

    My heart goes out to his family. I only knew Nathan for a few months from working at floor and decor, but he was the sweetest. Always had a smile on his face and always willing to help. My condolences, sending prayers and love your way. ❤️❤️

  25. The Fuentes Family condolence:

    I didn’t know Nathan very long. It didn’t take long to realize what a great person he was. He is going to be missed dearly by all that knew him. Nathan was a great co-worker. My prayers are with the Pena family. May family and friends comfort you in this hard time. My deepest condolences to your family.

  26. Meghan Dietrich condolence:

    I am so glad I got to spend time with such an understanding, calm, welcoming, genuine person. Nate was honestly such a genuinely good person and life won’t be the same without him around. I will always appreciate Nathan and always remember him for all the times I got to enjoy with him and Dylan. I’m so grateful for those days. Mr & Mrs Pena and Lauren, you are all so strong and we will do anything we can to help ease the pain.

  27. Jackson Zajac condolence:

    My condolences to the family. Always brought me joy at work. Amazing guy and will always be loved by all of us.

  28. The Thibeault Family - Pat, Tiff, Ash (aley) and Amber condolence:

    Nathan was so full of life, love and kindness. Alex, Jenn and Lauren – we love you all so much and are just devastated. We send you so much love, all the strength we can muster and our deepest sympathies. Nathan always had and always will have a special place in our hearts. Just love all you Penas.

  29. Kurt Weinberg condolence:

    So very sorry to here about Nathan. What a great young man. He was a pleasure to teach. He was a pleasure to be around. Sad loss of a great kid. God Bless you.

  30. Carlene Kinzie condolence:

    I am so sorry to hear about Nathan. My heart aches for your loss of such a nice young man. He was my digital photography student. I have lovely digital artwork of his I’d like to print and give to your family. My deepest condolences.
    Carlene Kinzie

  31. Alan Smith condolence:

    Dear Jennifer, Alex, and Lauren, my heart aches for you. I pray for you and think of you often everyday.

  32. Jim Berg condolence:

    John and Chris,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Library staff are thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

  33. Mary Almanai condolence:

    I’m so sorry for this devastating loss. Nathan was part of our Best Buy family, an will be greatly missed. He had away of making us laugh an smile at times when we needed to. We’ve watched him grow in a wonderful young man. My heart is heavy an will keep you an your family in my prayers. Just know that he was a wonderful well respectful young man. I will truly miss him. Your in my prayers. Mary Almanai

  34. Dolores Luevano Negrete condolence:

    Sending the Pena family my deepest condolences and my heart is heavy by this tragic loss. May he Rest In Peace and his loving family find the strength during this difficult time. Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers!

  35. Mary Almanai condolence:

    I’m so sorry for your loss an will keep you in my prayers. Nathan was part of our Best Buy family. He had a way off making us laugh when we needed too. I watched him grow into a wonderful well respectful young man. He will always be remembered by me for his sense of humor no matter how crazy things got at work he always found a way to make us laugh. Thanks for the memories. Mary Almanai

  36. Ayşe Kelemet condolence:

    Pena Family,

    My heart aches to not be with Nathan right now. Our friendship was one I cherish dearly and think of often, he filled so many of my days with smiles and laughter. I can only take comfort knowing he did the same to everyone else he met in life as well. I wish you all eventual peace and endless amounts of love right now.

    Ayse Kelemet

  37. Jimmy Roskopf condolence:

    My thought and prayers for the family I had a couple classes with Nathan he was a great guy, my deepest condolences

  38. Jim and Carol Siegler (neighbor’s) condolence:

    Love and prayers to the Pena family for the Lords comfort and uplifting you during this trial. “…concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as those without hope, for if ye believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them that also sleep in Jesus, will God bring with Him.” We will see Nathan again! “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord (Jesus) SHALL be saved!” Trust these promises!

  39. Angelina Cortez condolence:

    I’m sorry for you loss to Pena Family and friends He was a great kid Funny he make me Laugh so much at work I will pray for him and his familia. See you later in heaven Angelina

  40. Kristina Lynch condolence:

    Prayers for the Pena family in this tough time. I have so many fond memories of Nathan, he was somebody that always said hi to me with a smile in the hallways at school, even if we hadn’t seen each other in a little bit. He was always so nice and I am going to miss him a lot.

  41. Scott & Jennifer Mazur condolence:

    Alex, Jennifer & family, may you try to find comfort in our Lord Jesus during this tragic time for your family! Please call me Alex and my family will be there for you. This will hit you hard and I am sorry for that. I live nearby and can help in anything your family needs. We will be praying for you and planning on helping in any way that you see fit. I am so truly sorry Pena family.

  42. Maria Marciniec condolence:

    My arms are around you and your family my friend. Watching your loveies grow up is a priveledge. Your sweet Nathan is part of the music in my heart. All of my love to you and your family.

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