Obituary: Martin Luna

Martin Luna, 92, of Valley Center passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016.

He was born to Miguel and Anastasia Luna on Jan. 30, 1923, in El Paso, Texas. On Nov. 15, 1947, Martin married Reda (Halcomb). Together they had three sons, Ed, Vincent and Miguel; and four daughters Anita, Amelia, Loretta and Elizabeth.

Martin served in the Army, working in Alaska on the railroad for part of his tour. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Woodcarving was a hobby he enjoyed, making benches for each of his grandchildren. Martin was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. He was devoted to his church and had the desire to see it grow, which moved him to serve as an original board member on the Building Committee in 1948, and served as an honorary chairman for the current Legacy of Faith Capital Campaign.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Miguel and Anastasia Luna; wife, Reda Luna; infant son, Miguel Luna; brothers, Rito Luna, Longino Luna and Victor Luna; and sister Michaela Luna. He is survived by sons, Ed Luna and Vincent Luna; daughters Anita Victory, Amelia Luna, Loretta Luna and Elizabeth Luna; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Anita Luna and Manuela Chavez.

Visitation and Rosary will be on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Newton. Visitation will be open from 5 to 8 p.m., and Rosary service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 415 S Ash St, Newton, KS 67114. Memorial suggestions are to Our Lady of Guadalupe Legacy of Faith Capital Campaign.

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