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Armando Montano

September 3, 1929 — September 12, 2017

Armando “Herman” Montano, 88, of Newton, died Tuesday (September 12, 2017) at the Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

He was born on September 3, 1929 in Saffordville, Ks., the son of Juan and Juana Camarena Montano. He was raised in Peabody later moving to Newton.

Herman married Martina Estrada on December 7, 1946 in Newton. They lived in Wichita for a short time before returning to Newton.

He had worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for many years, where he was a supervisor before retiring in 1985.

Herman was a longtime member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton and had been a member of the Knights of Columbus in Wichita.

Survivors include his wife Martina of the home in Newton; sons Louis Montano and wife Gloria of Park City, Ks., Gregory Montano and wife Sherry of Newton, Fabian “John” Montano and wife Cindy of Raytown, Mo.; daughter-in-law Terry Montano of Newton; half-brother Roger Lepe of Wichita; half-sisters Irma Martinez of Austin, Tx. and Angelica Mancha of San Antonio, Tx.; 21 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; step-father Martin Lepe; sons Ramiro “Ronnie” Montano and Edmundo Montano; daughter Amelia Baker; brother Ramiro Montano; sisters Amelia and Imelda Montano; and half-brother Henry Lepe.

The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be prayed at 10:30 A.M., Friday (September 15, 2017) followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M., both at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton.

A memorial has been established with the Kansas Christian Home. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

There will be no visitation or viewing as cremation has taken place.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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