Obituary: Ricardo Aranda

Ricardo “Richard” Aranda, 74, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at The Robert J. Dole V.A. Hospice Center in Wichita. He was born July 9, 1941, in El Paso, Texas, to Esteban and Maria (Lucero) Aranda. He married Jessie Sifuentez, and she survives of the home. He served his country in the armed forces during Vietnam.

Richard attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. He was a retired mobile home salesman. Richard greatly enjoyed spending time golfing and shared his knowledge of golf with his family. Family was very important to Richard, and he looked forward to spending time with his loving family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife Jessie of the home; three daughters: Victoria Frydman and her husband Steve of Huntington Beach, Calif., Laura Aranda and her husband Michael Weir of Chicago and Susana Valdes and her husband Gabriel of Flagstaff, Ariz.; one son, Damian Aranda of Huntington Beach, Calif.; one brother Robert Aranda and his wife Josie of El Paso, Texas, and one sister Gloria Real y Vasquez and her husband George of Rowlette, Texas.  He also is survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Monday, April 25, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Juan Garza, celebrant. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery Newton with military honors.

Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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