Alfredo Landin Terrones Alfredo L. Terrones of Newton, KS passed away on August 20, 2012 at age 92 surrounded by his loved ones. Alfredo was born in Newton, KS on August 26, 1919 to Clara & Tomas Terrones and lived his entire life in Newton.
In 1942 Alfredo was drafted into the US Army to serve his country overseas during WWII. He was wounded during battle and received the Purple Heart from his grateful nation. Alfredo also received the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge and European American Middle Eastern Campaign medal. Alfredo was a member of the Knights of Columbus- 4th Degree , and a member of the American Legion Wayne Austin Post and VFW. Alfredo retired from the Santa Fe Railroad where he was employed for 42 years. He was a charter member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and was involved with the parish in may capacities. Alfredo is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years Belen E. Terrones and his four children. Sara M. Terrones of Roeland Park, KS, Albert (Ruth) Terrones of Merriam, KS, Emma (Dwight) Gribble and granddaughter Claire Louise Gribble of Madison, WI, and Alicia (Scott) Tighe of Lakewood, CO. Survivors also include two sisters, Ventura (Benny) Campa, Lorrie Lujano, one brother Hilarion (Leo) Terrones all of Newton, KS and also numerous nieces and nephews.
Alfredo was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Andrew, Faustino and Eugene Terrones and sisters Esparanza (Hope) and Antonia Terrones. Visitation will be at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, KS on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 9:30 a.m., Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady of Guadalupe church on August 23, 2012 at 10:00 am. With The Reverend Juan Garza Celebrant Graveside Military Service & Interment will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery Newton, KS. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to: The Newton Senior Center, Knights of Columbus of Newton or Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.