HUTCHINSON - Manuel Morales Delgado, age 82, died November 29, 2019, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born May 24, 1937, in Garden City, the son of Frank G. and Mary M. (Morales) Delgado.
On May 22, 1959, Manuel married Rosemary ‘Rose’ Rocha in Great Bend. They shared 60 years of marriage. Manuel graduated from Holcomb High School in 1956 and attended Kansas City Community College. He served in the United States Air Force from 1959-1963. Manuel worked as a data processor for Data Center Inc. for 35 years.
He enjoyed photography and attending craft shows and making and selling crafts. Manuel was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, where he loved helping with physical labor. He was a devoted father who would do anything for his children and loved helping with summer camps for children with disabilities.
Survivors include his wife Rosemary Rocha, children; Theresa Sotomayor and husband Gilbert, of Hutchinson, KS, Thomas Delgado and wife Letty, of Dallas, TX, Carol Vieyra and husband Andrew, of Garland, TX, Christine Blea and husband Darin, of Hutchinson, KS, and Angelia Delgado, of Hutchinson, KS; grandchildren Joseph Sotomayor, Thomas Sotomayor and wife Kristy, Jonathan Sotomayor and wife Lindsay, Andres Vieyra and wife Kate Brown, Dominic Vieyra, Andrea Vieyra, Andrew Blea and wife Jennifer Zolman, Darin Blea and wife Teresa, Tito Delgado, Kristina Delgado; 18 great- grandchildren; siblings, Virginia Mares, of Milliken, CO, Patti Lavato and husband Oliver, of La Junta, CO, Raymond Delgado, of Garden City, Illene Espinosa and husband Fernando, of Wichita, KS; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Manuel was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Johnny, Norbert, Tony; sisters, Georgia Bruso, Christine Jarmillo, and Anita Mesa.
Parish Rosary was held on 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2019, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, 211 E. 5th Ave., with Father Michael J. Maybrier and Nicholas Volker officiating. Burial will follow in Eastside Cemetery, with military honors conducted by the McConnell Air Force Base Honor Guard. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 4-6 p.m. at Elliott Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to Faith and Light at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Disability Supports of the Great Plains, Delos V. Smith Senior Citizen Center, or Toys for Tots, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.