August 3, 1947 - December 11, 2021
Eleuterio "Lute" Pena, 74, departed this world on Saturday, December 11, 2021. He was a longtime resident of Orosi and, most recently, Visalia, CA. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Aggie, a son, 4 daughters, 7 grandchildren and a large, caring extended family. Lute was born on August 3, 1947, in Texas to Ramon and Maria de Jesus Pena. He moved to California as a teenager and spent his life working as a farm laborer and ranch foreman. He married in 1971 and was a devoted husband. Lute was known as many things to many people; he was a farmer, a musician, a card player, and a vegetable gardener, but foremost, he was a family man. Known as "Papa" to his grandkids, Lute was kind, loving, and encouraging. He was a good person who loved his wife and adored his children and grandchildren. Everyone knew they could count on him. With a ready smile and open arms, he was always willing to help and never turned anyone away. Although we weren't ready for him to go, in his own words Lute said, "I've lived a good life and when it's my time, it's my time." The Lord has called him home, but he remains in our hearts and will forever be missed. We will always love you, Papa. Viewing will be held 4 PM - 6 PM Monday, December 27th, 2021 at Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel, 127 E. Caldwell Ave., Visalia. Rosary will be held 6 PM. Mass of Christian Burial services will be held 1 PM Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, 356 N. Villa Ave., Dinuba. Graveside services will be held 2 PM Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 at Smith Mountain Cemetery, Road 100, Dinuba. Services have been entrusted to Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel. Memorial Tributes and condolences may be offered by logging onto www.salseranddillard.com.
Eleuterio "Lute" Pena, 74, departed this world on Saturday, December 11, 2021. He was a longtime resident of Orosi and, most recently, Visalia, CA. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Aggie, a son, 4 daughters, 7 grandchildren and a large,... View Obituary & Service Information
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