Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Perez

Robert “Bob” Perez, 96, of Denver, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Denver. Bob was born on Sept. 25, 1921, in St. Joseph, Mo., to his parents, Domingo Perez and Juanita Garcia Perez.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Petra Davila Perez, and his second wife of 15 years, Ruth Anzo Ramirez. He is survived by his son, Charles Perez, and daughter-in-law, Patty Loyd of Englewood, Colo.; his sister Jessie Bernal of Overland Park; his stepsons Steve Ramirez (Jody Huxman) of Andover and Martin Ramirez (Seena Ramirez) of Buhler; and his stepdaughters Josie Pearce of Oregon and Christina Pletcher (Steve Pletcher) of Emporia.

Bob served in the Navy during World War II and worked as an electrician on a hospital ship transporting wounded military back to the USA. Following his military service, he was a resident of Sedgwick, a small farming community, for more than 50 years. While living in Sedgwick, he was an active member of the community, supporting local high school events, as well as being a member of the American Legion and the Lion’s Club. Bob was an avid sports fan. He could always be found watching and supporting the local sports team. However, he always held the Kansas City teams—Chiefs and Royals—in his heart.

Professionally, Bob was the founder and owner of Bob’s Sewer Service in Wichita, where he worked for 30 years opening clogged drains in Wichita as well as Sedgwick and Harvey counties.

The family received friends on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. This was followed by a Rosary in the funeral home chapel. Mass of the Resurrection was Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 415 S. Ash, Newton. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newton.

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