Juan Carlos Perez, age 45, of Johnson, Kansas died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Via Christi Medical Center – St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas. He was born January 13, 1971 in Gomez Farias Chihuahua, Mexico, the son of Elizar and Ofelia (Talavera) Perez.
Juan moved to Johnson in 1986. He married Michelle Houser on October 15, 1989 in Johnson. He worked for Treco Inc. as a roustabout. Juan liked to go the casinos, horse races, fishing and loved to make people laugh. He loved his family and spending quality time with his grandsons. Juan was a member of the St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Johnson.
Juan is survived by his wife, Michelle of their home; daughter, Jalissa Montes and husband Jose of Garden City, Kansas; son, Marcus Perez of Johnson, Kansas; parents, Elizar and Ofelia Perez of Gomez Farias Chihuahua, Mexico; brother, Hector Perez of Johnson, Kansas; sisters, Patricia Gamboa of Thornton, Colorado, Maria Corrales of Johnson, Kansas; three grandsons, Pedro Montes, Isaiah Montes, and Alex Montes all of Garden City, Kansas; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Juan is preceded in death by his sister, Leticia Perez; and grandparents, Enrique and Sophia Perez, and Alfredo and Maria Talavera.
Vigil and rosary service will be held at 6:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Johnson, Kansas. Funeral mass will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 1, 2016 at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses, Kansas with Reverend Peter Fernandez officiating. Interment will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, Kansas. Friends may call from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Saturday, January 30, 2016 and from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson. Memorial contributions may be given to the Via Christi Medical Center – St. Francis Burn Center or Stanton County Relay for Life in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855.