Arthur Joseph Romero Obituary


Visitation: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Tuesday & Wednesday , at Garnand Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM, Thursday, February 28, 2013 atCornerstoneChurch in Garden City with Rev Neil Burum officiating.

Memorials may be given to the Arthur Romero Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home.

Arthur Joseph Romero, age 27, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at his home. He was born October 19, 1985 in Garden City the son of George J. & Cynthia Ann (Leiker) Romero.

Arthur attended Garden City schools and graduated from the Flint Hills Job Corp. He served in the U.S. Army with the 110th Mountain Division. He served inSouthern Afghanistanand was involved in the largest offensive combat operation in ISAF history. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his actions during an ambush that ensured the survival of all the wounded soldiers on his vehicle. After his discharge he returned to Garden City and worked at AmeriPride and currently was a mill operator at Brookover Ranch Feed Yard. He enjoyed swimming, playing pool, target practice & especially being around his nieces and nephews. Arthur attendedCornerstoneChurchin Garden City, and was a member of the Harry H. Renick American Legion Post # 9, and National Viet Nam Coalition. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents- Joan Leiker, Jose George Romero & Elsie Romero.

Survivors include his parents, George J. & Cynthia Ann Romero of Garden City; 2 sisters, Tessa Blood of Garden City, Jessica Joan Romero of Cherryville; half-sister, Helen Sanchez ofColorado Springs,Colorado; grandfather, Arthur Lee Leiker of Garden City; girlfriend, Haddie Hooper of Garden City; and nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to a meal and reception immediately after the service at the V.F.W. building in Garden City.


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