|Jesse Vega, 83, of Galesburg, died at 11:24 p.m. Sunday, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Jesse was born June 3, 1929 in Monmouth, the son of Jose and Maria (Aguilar) Vega. He married Alberta Luna on November 5, 1960 in Galesburg. Jesse is survived by his wife, Alberta of Galesburg; one son, Adam Vega of Galesburg; one daughter Jeanne (Mark) Warfield of Galesburg; four grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Bruington, Alexis Vega, Zak and Zane Warfield; and two great grandchildren, Brandon and Makenna Bruington. He is also survived by two brothers, Joe (Mary) Vega of Galesburg and Julio Vega of Moline; and one sister, Helen Barrigan of Galesburg. Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Jesse graduated from Monmouth High School. He went to work for the railroad for ten years and then he worked at Jefferson-Smurfit until his retirement in 1994. Jesse was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, was an avid golfer, and a Chicago Bears and Cubs fan.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Rev. William Miller, IC will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home, Galesburg. The rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. The family requests memorial contributions be directed to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.