May 28, 2024

Manuel Blea Sr., 94, died November 27, 2016 at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City. He was born on December 8, 1921 at Dodge City, Kansas the son of Manuel D. and Louisa (Florez) Blea. 

He married Frances Ontiveros on September 20, 1947, she survives. Mr. Blea worked as a welder for Mayrath for several years. He was a very mechanical person and loved working on cars. Mr. Blea also enjoyed reading and studying various subjects in his spare time. 

He was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe of Dodge City.

He is survived by his wife Frances of the home, one daughter Juanita Sanchez and husband Jerry of Dodge City; three sons Manuel Blea Jr. of Ft. Dodge; Danny Blea and wife Sharon of Manhattan; Tyrone Blea of Kansas City, Kansas. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister and two brothers.

Memorial Mass will be held at Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Saturday December 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Wesley Schawe presiding. A Vigil service will be held at 9:30 AM Saturday, December 3 2016 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in care of the funeral home.