Juan Suarez Perez, age 80, of Arapahoe, Nebraska died on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center, in Arapahoe, Nebraska. He was born on February 11, 1932 at Floresville, Texas to Edwardo & Trinidad (Suarez) Perez.
At age 18, he moved to Sedgwick County, Colorado. They worked as farm labors throughout Eastern Colorado. He married Clara Garcia on December 7, 1957 and to this marriage 5 sons were born. He spent many years with Great Western Sugar Factory. In November 20, 1982 he married Gabriela Veronica Barron. They would live in Sedgwick & Sterling Colorado, Sidney & Loomis, Nebraska. In 2000, they made their home in Holdrege, Nebraska and in 2007 they moved to Arapahoe, Nebraska. Because of health reasons, he moved into C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center, in 2007.
He was a member of the Sedgwick Lions Club, Holdrege Eagles Club, & St. Germanus Catholic Church of Arapahoe. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, & signing and dancing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter: Ann Perez, step-daughter: Clara Lynn (Bates) Morin, & great granddaughter: Maria Elena Guadalupe Garcia Hankins, & 8 brothers & sisters: Genoveva DeLeon, Santos Magana, Inez Sanchez, Anastacio Perez, Felix Perez, & Lupe Perez.
He is survived by his wife Gabriela Veronica Perez of Arapahoe, Nebraska
Sons: Juan Perez Jr. & wife Georjean of Ulysses, Kansas
Gilbert Perez & Donna Rosales of Springfield, Virginia
Raoul (Rudy) Perez & wife Kelli of Norton, Kansas
Kenneth Perez of Julesburg, Colorado
Charles Perez & wife Amanda of Holdrege, Nebraska
Step-Sons: Georgie Burns of Julesburg, Colorado
Marvin Burns of Yuma, Colorado
Brother: Pete Perez of Holdrege, Nebraska
Sisters: Jesusa Balandrano of Pharr, Texas
Maria Perez of Hereford, Texas
Trinidad Tolentino of Hebberonville, Texas
Brothers & Sisters-In-Law: Ruby & Tom Ramirez of Lodgepole, Nebraska
Jennie Blea of Atwood, Kansas
Andrea Gonzalez of Bertand, Nebraska
Nellie Rodriquez of Kansas City, Missouri
Patty & Ralph Zamora of Kansas City, Missouri
Tony & Charles Barron of North Platte, Nebraska
Susie & Jessie Duarte, Wheatridge, Colorado
Mary Lou & Reyes Robles, of Lexington, Nebraska
Junior & Candy Barron, of LaSalle, Colorado
Grandchildren: 24 Step-Grandchildren: 2
Condolences and personal reflection may be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com
Viewing & visitation will be Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 1 PM till 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home, in Arapahoe, Nebraska and prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 9:30 AM (Mountain Time) at the Julesburg Christian Church, in Julesburg, Colorado with Pastor Alan Harris, officiating. Rosary will be Monday, March 5, 2012 at 3 PM (Central Time) at St. Germanus Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be Monday, March 5, 2012 at 3:30 PM (Central Time) at St. Germanus Catholic Church, in Arapahoe, Nebraska with Father Robert Barnhill, officiating.
Interment will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery, Arapahoe, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe, Nebraska or donors choice. Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.