Aurelio “Willie” Nunez 96, died Sunday October 31, 2021 at his Newton residence. He was born October 14, 1925 in Newton, Kansas to Jesus and Ventura “Terrones” Nunez. On July 6, 1949 he married Jovita “Jo” Hernandez at Newton, Kansas. They shared 64 years together and she preceded him in death on April 2, 2011.
Willie was a lifelong active member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus. Traveling was an enjoyable time for Willie. He especially enjoyed traveling in Mexico. He promised each grandkid to take them on a trip when they turned 10 years old and many fond memories of these trips were made through the years.
With time and patience Willie could repair anything. He ran Nunez repair in Newton for many years before his retirement. Willie made lifelong friends with many of his customers caring for their routine home maintenance and repairs.
He is survived by his daughters Rita (Ben) Large; Maryann Locken; sons Phillip (Kitty) Nunez and Aurelio “Willie” (Kennan) Nunez Jr. He is also survived by his sister Frances Gomez and several grandchildren and great grandchildren which he adored.
Willie is preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother Max and two sisters Vita Sanchez and Isabel Alanzo.
Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Monday November 8, 2021 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with The Reverend Jorge Lopez, celebrant. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will precede the Mass at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Private family inurnment will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery Newton.
Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church or Good Shepherd Hospice and may be left with Petersen Funeral Home