Lupe M. Perez, 79, Humboldt, died Aug. 27, 2013, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
He was born in Chanute on Dec. 12, 1933, to Felix and Pauline (Gutierrez) Perez. The family moved to Humboldt when he was a small child. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1952 and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a 48-year employee of the Monarch Cement Company and was Shipping Supervisor at the time of his retirement in 2001.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan Ranabargar Perez; his daughter Lisa (Mike) Perez Miller, Pratt; sister, Jennie Donnelly and brother, Polo, both of Humboldt. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Raymond.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The family will greet friends at the church prior to the service. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Humboldt.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or the Humboldt Food Pantry.
Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at, www.iolafuneral.com.
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