Abel Hernandez, age 63, of Ulysses, Kansas died Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center / St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas. He was born December 15, 1947 in Chihuahua, Mexico, the son of Ramon and Amelia (Franco) Hernandez.
Abel married Ramona Arrieta on June 5, 1967. They moved to Johnson in 1988, also living in Garden City, Kansas and moved to Ulysses in 2006. He worked at various feedyards including Winger Feedyard, Rocking E Feedyard, and Garden City Feedyard. He was an active member of the Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses where he sang and was always willing to help when needed. Abel also sang and played the guitar.
He is survived by his wife, Ramona of the home; four sons, Francisco Hernandez of Ulysses, Kansas, Abel Hernandez Jr. of Chihuahua, Mexico, Jesus Hernandez of Johnson, Salvador of Garden City, Kansas; one daughter, Guadalupe Gomez of Garden City, Kansas; one brother, Alonzo Hernandez of Lamar, Colorado; one sister, Alba Lidia of Chihuahua, Mexico; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Abel was preceded in death by his parents.
Rosary and vigil service will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM and funeral mass will be Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 10:00 AM both at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses, Kansas with Reverend James Baker officiating. Interment will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church of Ulysses in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.