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Visitation
Monday, February 6, 2017
St. Ann Catholic Church
Excelsior Springs, MO
6-7:30 p.m.


Funeral Service
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
St. Ann Catholic Church
Excelsior Springs, MO
11 a.m.
Santos Gutierrez

Santos Gutierrez, 90, died February 3, 2017, at his home in Excelsior Springs, M0. He was born November 1, 1926, in a Union Pacific Section house in Josselyn, Neb.

Santos was a W.W. II Army Veteran. He served 18 months as a radio technician in Alaska. He later enlisted in the Nebraska Army National Guard, and served 26-1/2 years with the guard. He received numerous awards while serving with the guard.

He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and retired after 43 years of service. Santos loved life; he really enjoyed music and dance. He enjoyed square dancing and polka dancing, he also called square dances. He was a Boy Scout Leader for years and really enjoyed working with young kids. He was a member of the Catholic Youth Organization and sang in the church choir up until last year. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Knights of Columbus, where he attained the level of a Fourth Degree Knight. His interests included family, church, scratch off tickets and the love of his 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible.

Santos is survived by his wife, Geraldine; son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Amy; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Kristen; son, Jonathon; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kim; grandkids, Amalie, Kade, Jacob, Christopher, Katelyn, Kasey, Lacey, Brittany; great grandkids Aaden, Aadyson, Keagan and Gabriel; and two sisters, Rose Martinez and Ann Vanalst.

Santos was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2017 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Excelsior Springs, Mo., with Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2017, also at the church. Burial will be Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Neb.

Arrangements are through Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.




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