Rico F. Gomez 42, died Friday, August 30, 2013 at his Newton residence. He was born October 22, 1970 in Newton, Kansas to John and Rosalie (Fast) Gomez. Rico was a laser technician at Excel Industries in Hesston, Kansas. He enjoyed playing drums in local bands, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. His children family and friends were very important to him and he looked forward to spending time with his children and those he loved. Rico was an avid New York Jets Fan and also enjoyed the band KISS, especially the drummer.
Rico is survived by his parents John and Rosalie Gomez of Newton, KS; son Rio Juan Diego Gomez of Newton, KS; daughters Ocean Juliet and Searra Raine Gomez both of Newton, KS; brother James Gomez of Newton, KS; sister Sarah Gomez of Newton, KS and significant other Gale Spragg of Newton, KS.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Jason Reynolds presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2013. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Florence Cemetery, Florence, Kansas
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association in care of Petersen Funeral Home.