OBITUARY: Armando ‘Herman’ Montano

Armando “Herman” Montano, 88, of Newton, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

He was born on Sept. 3, 1929, in Saffordville, the son of Juan and Juana Camarena Montano. He was raised in Peabody and later moving to Newton.

Herman married Martina Estrada on Dec. 7, 1946, in Newton. They lived in Wichita for a short time before returning to Newton.

He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for many years, where he was a supervisor, before retiring in 1985.

Herman was a longtime member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Wichita.

Survivors include his wife, Martina of the home in Newton; sons, Louis Montano and wife Gloria of Park City, Gregory Montano and wife Sherry of Newton, and Fabian “John” Montano and wife Cindy of Raytown, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Terry Montano of Newton; half-brother, Roger Lepe of Wichita; half-sisters, Irma Martinez of Austin, Texas, and Angelica Mancha of San Antonio; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Martin Lepe; sons, Ramiro “Ronnie” Montano and Edmundo Montano; daughter, Amelia Baker; brother, Ramiro Montano; sisters, Amelia and Imelda Montano; and half-brother, Henry Lepe.

The Recitation of the Holy Rosary was prayed at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., both at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton.

A memorial has been established with the Kansas Christian Home. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS, 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.