Marcos Pedro Mejia, Sr. 62, of Tecumseh, Nebraska passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born to Benito and Dora (Almansa) Mejia on January 31, 1958 in Earth, Texas. Marcos grew up in west Texas and attended Friona High School. After high school, Marcos served his country in the U.S. Marines from September 12, 1975 to September 11, 1978 in active duty and then transferred to reserves and until his honorable discharge on February 17, 1981. Marcos was a member of the Marine Corps League.
He was united in marriage to Ernestina Martinez in Hereford, Texas. To this union three children were born, Amanda, Marcos, Jr. and Adela.
Marcos was an area manager and oversaw the operations of three facilities in Iowa in the beef packing industry for PSSI (Packers Sanitation Service Inc.) Marcos always worked hard to provide for his family. Marcos attended church at Dios ES Amor in Tecumseh, Nebraska at the First Baptist Church. He was a big family man and loved going fishing, especially catfish, watching football, and was a huge Green Bay Packers fan.
He is survived by his loving wife Ernestina, son Marcos Mejia, Jr. and daughter Adela Mejia all of Tecumseh, grandchildren, Rebbeca Hernandez, Arturo Hernadez, Jr. , Jennifer Liz Hernandez, Marco Antiono Hernandez, Lydia Mejia, Abby Mejia, Flo Mejia, Axel Mejia and Ernestina Mejia, great-grandson, Elijah Hernandez and brother-in-law, Lee Martinez.
Marcos was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Amanda Liz Hernandez (May 4, 2013), his parents, Benito and Dora and his brother Burt Mejia.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh, Nebraska with Pastor Mario Moreno officiating. The service will be livestreamed on the Wherry Mortuary/Wherry Monument Facebook page for those unable to attend.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska.
Memorials may go to the family's choice.
Interment will be in the Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska with full military honors by the the Tecumseh American Legion Post #2, VFW Post #8221 and the Marine Corps Funeral Honors Team.
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