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Antonio Jasso

October 19, 2019

Antonio (Anthony/Tony) Jasso, 91, of Newton, Kansas, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2019, surrounded by his family in Topeka, Kansas, where he had been living the past few years with his daughters Paula, Eva, and Toni-Alice.


He was born in El Paso, Texas on April 7, 1928, to Roberto Jasso and Paula Medina Jasso, who preceded him in death.  At age 17, he enlisted in the Navy so he could participate in WWII.  He served in the Navy from 1945-1949, spending the majority of his naval career on the aircraft carrier, USS Princeton, as a cook.  In 1949, Tony chose to return to Newton, Kansas to work for the Santa Fe Railroad for nearly 44 years.


He married Fifi Moran Sifuentez of Newton, Kansas in 1950, who preceded him in death in 2007.  They had six children, Paula Jasso(deceased), Reina White(Craig), Roberto Jasso(Karen), Eva Murad(M.Deen), Toni-Alice Venneberg(Paul), and Anthony Jr.(Denise). In addition to his surviving children he had 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Justa, Julia, and Dominga from El Paso, Texas and numerous Jaso family in Newton.  His brother Trinidad and sisters Emilia, Ramona, Tomasa, Felipe, and Petra preceded him in death.


As a long time resident of Newton, Kansas, Tony was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, a lifetime member of VFW, and American Legion. He was a founding member of the American GI Forum and was active in bringing local and Tejano bands from Texas to the Newton GI Forum.  He was also a 1st degree Knights of Columbus member, and served in the National Guard Reserve.  He had many hobbies and interests, especially enjoying his daily walks and gardening.


His children will always be grateful for his gift of “wanderlust”, and the importance of education and taking care of one another, that he and his beloved wife Fifi instilled in the family.


Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m. with visitation from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The Rosary and Mass will both take place at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton, Kansas.


Interment with Navy Honors will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery Newton, Kansas.  Services conducted by Petersen Family Funeral Home Newton, Kansas


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9 thoughts on “Antonio Jasso

  1. Tony was my late brother Jimmy’s Padrino, May he Rest In Peace. Our condolences to the Jasso family.

  2. Fair winds and following seas sailor.
    “Boatswain… Standby to pipe the side… Shipmate’s going Ashore…”

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

  3. To all the Jasso family. Papa was a great person and he always treated us as family. I’m sorry for your loss. I know Mama Fifi and Paula have welcomed him home.

  4. Jasso Family, So sorry for you loss. Your father was very special to me. He was always so loving and kind to me. He also made me laugh! May he Rest In Peace. Carrie lapp

  5. We want to extend our sincere sympathy to the Jasso family. May go with you as you travel this journey.. Praying for the Jasso family.

  6. To the Jasso family: Tio Tony is in our prayers as are all of you. May you be comforted in your many memories of him, and your mom. He will be remembered in a Mass here (Las Cruces). The Aguilar family.

  7. In 1966 we moved to Newton from Weatherford, Oklahoma and lived down the street from the Jasso family. We became close friends, especially to Eva and Alice. It is heart warming to know that your father was living near and being cared for by family members in Topeka. Thanks for your friendship through the years. We now live in Wamego, KS near Topeka. It would be very nice to see you both again. Blessings to your families.
    Roland and Ruth Miller

  8. In 1966 we moved to Newton from Weatherford, OK and lived down the street from the Jasso family. We became close friends, especially with Eva and Alice. It is heartwarming to know that your dad lived and was cared for by your families in Topeka.
    Now we live in Wamego, KS and it would be wonderful to see you both again.
    Blessings to your families
    Roland and Ruth Miller

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