Valentine Perez, 84, died on Friday, July 12, 2019 at St Catherine Hospital in Garden City. 

He was born on Feb. 14, 1935 in Coolidge, Kan. to Juan and Jessie (Lopez) Perez.

Valentine married Mary Ramos on Oct. 1, 1953 in Lakin, Kan.

Valentine worked as an oiler at KN Energy for many years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Jessie, brother Tony Perez and sister Terri Perez.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, Joseph Perez, Chris Perez and Anthony Perez; two brothers, John Perez and Richard Perez; and five sisters, Pat Avila, Delilah Vincent, Nellie Bribiesca, Ruby Escalada and Lupe Longoria. 

Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 15 and funeral mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16 at St Anthony Catholic Church in Lakin, with Rev Peter Tran as Celebrant.

Burial will be in Lakin Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin.  Memorials are suggested to St Anthony Catholic Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home.  Condolences may be posted at