Pete M. Guardado

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Pete M. Guardado



      Pete M. Guardado, 58, St. Joseph, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 unexpectedly.

      He was born July 17, 1953 to Pedro M. and Josephine G. (Lopez) Guardado. 

      Mr. Guardado married Deigh Dunning on January 7, 1972.

      He worked as the meat market manager at Apple Market and was in the trade for 37 years.

      He was a 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus 5067, Past Grand Knight and was active organizing the Memorial Mass every year. Pete served on the St. Francis Parish Council for two terms, a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, CCD teacher and a sponsor for married couples, all at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He also was involved with prison ministry.

       Pete loved working, whether it was his career, house, yard or church. He loved his family, grandchildren and everyone he came into contact with.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Louie; infant sister, Kathy; mother and father-in-law, Marvin and Delores Dunning.

      Survivors: his wife, Deigh Guardado, of the home; two sons, Thad (Adona), Kansas City, Missouri and Brad Guardado, Prairie Village, Kansas; two grandchildren, Brynn and Jacob Guardado; brothers and sisters Juanita (Ralph) Cruz, Theresa (Gary) Wescott, Pauline Mejia, Raymond (Janet) Guardado, Carmen (Frank) Ellis, Delores Dyer, Anna (Ron) Reno, Mike (Lynette) Guardado, Lupe (Warren) Sparks, Bob (Barb) Guardado, Charlie (Donna) Guardado, Maggie (Marty) Schnabel, Frank (Kris) Guardado, Albert (Debbie) Guardado; brother and sister-in-laws, Alan and Kathy, David and Mary, Denney and Janet Dunning.

      Mass of Christian Burial:  10:00 A.M. Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The Family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with a Parish Rosary at 6:00 P.M. The Family suggests memorial gifts to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, or St. Francis Xavier House of Bread or Prison Ministries c/o St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Crystal Meyer Gaitan says:

    This is such a tragedy. He touched so many lives. God’s blessings be with your family at this time.

  2. Jody Sollars Logan (Nadine Moreno's daughter) says:

    Pete was a very special man, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He always made me feel special, like I was his niece too even though I was my Uncle Julian niece, I can’t remember a time without the both of you. Please know that God is truly holding him in his arms and that he is watching over you and the boys.
    I will pray for you all.
    Love Jody Logan

  3. Marlene (Bowlin) Guthrie says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Pete’s family. I worked with Pete for a couple of summers and my dad worked with Pete for years. He always had a smile and a good joke from the meat dept. He will be sorely missed.

  4. Bob & Sandra (Guardado) Garrick says:

    Our thoughts are with all of you at this very sad time. We hope that you will find comfort in knowing that family and friends are keeping you close in prayer.

  5. Mary Ann Dattilo (podrasky) says:

    Deigh and all of your and Pet;s family; I am so very very sorry to hear of your loss. Pete was a truely great guy. I know of his devotion to you all, and I know his heart truely lay with his family. Please accept our sincerest condolences, Pete will be truely missed. I pray for your peace in heart and mind.
    Mary Ann Podrasky (Dattilo)

  6. Mary Ann Dattilo (podrasky) says:

    Deigh and all of your and Pete;s family; I am so very very sorry to hear of your loss. Pete was a truely great guy. I know of his devotion to you all, and I know his heart truely lay with his family. Please accept our sincerest condolences, Pete will be truely missed. I pray for your peace in heart and mind.
    Mary Ann Podrasky (Dattilo)

  7. larry damgar says:

    my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. so very sad to hear the news.

  8. Mary Lou Wylie says:

    Guardado family: I am so sorry to hear of Pete’s death. I hope that your many wonderful memories of him will provide some comfort to you. I am thinking of you and praying for you.
    Mary Lou Wylie

  9. Ron Taylor says:

    Pete was always a gentleman and good person in my presence. I enjoyed many a friendly conversation and accepted much good advice. To Theresa, Frank, Al and all of the Guardado family, you have my sincere sympathy and condolences. Ron Taylor

  10. Blair Lee says:

    I will never forget the great advice, and talks Pete and I had at Barbosa’s. He was always so sweet and caring! Heaven has another beautiful soul! Prayers & thoughts to the Guardado family! “Gone To Soon!”

  11. Shawn Pollock (Hmk retired) says:

    To The Guardado Family – May God bless you and keep you in his care, now and in the days to come.
    Shawn Pollock

  12. Tom Koenig says:

    Dearest Guardado Family, You are in my prayers in this time of sorrow. I am sorry I will not be able to pay my respects in person as I will be out of town. You are a special family and I am sure Pete will be missed. May God comfort you.

  13. Debbie Foster says:

    The world has lost a gem and a true gentleman. So deeply sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with you. May God comfort you and Pete’s entire family at this time of loss and sadness.

  14. Gail & Leland Johnson (Debby's (Albert) sister.) says:

    Our sincere sympathy goes out to your entire family. To lose someone so tragically and suddenly is almost more than the heart can bear. May God’s peace and the wonderful memories of Pete carry you through thses saddest of times.

  15. Sharon (Kovac) Edwards says:

    I am sorry to hear of the Guardado families loss. Pete was a unique individual whom with his smile lit up a room. Heaven has another Angel and a Happy soul. It is a lot for ya all to bear to lose Pete so tragically and suddenly. My thoughts and prayers are with you always during these hard times.

  16. Anita Guardado Johnson says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and our sympathy goes out to the family. My prayers are with you in this time of loss.

  17. Shelli Archibald (Parker) says:

    Always a pleasure going into work at East and seeing Pete and Harry cutting meat. So suddenly and shocking…what a great man…God Bless you all!

  18. Jack Hontz says:

    Pete,was a friend to everyone. He will be missed. My sympathy to the Guardado family this is such a tragic loss.

  19. Rob and Tina Garrick (Maryland) says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From your extended family in Maryland.

  20. Collin & Julie Ryan says:

    Our prayers go out to Deigh, and the family.Pete was a great man and a great co-worker and friend,he will be missed.He was always going out of his way to help someone,And That’s how he sould be remembered.

  21. Ann McKenny Edwards says:

    Please know that we our keeping the Guardado family in our thughts and prayers. With deepest sympathey from the entire McKenny family.

  22. Herb and Sandy Kooser says:

    Our deepest sympathy in your time of loss. It’s been awhile since Herb has seen Pete but he will never forget him. Our prayers are with your family in this time of shock and loss. May God help you through this sorrow.

  23. Josh Marriott says:

    Pete was a special soul. I had the pleasure of working with him for 7 years. I will always remember his enthusiasm and love for life. He was a positive guy who always had a good story or joke! I can’t believe he is gone. I always enjoyed drawing him a picture or two. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  24. merle phillips says:

    Deigh I am so sorry to hear about Pete.He will greatly missed.My thought and prayers will be with you and all of your family.GOD BLESS!

  25. Bill and Kim Crotty says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Pete will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you.

  26. Randy and Judy Ballard Whiting says:

    Sorry to hear about Pete. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. We will miss seeing him at Apple Market.

  27. John, Pam (Poloski), and Lily Hill says:

    We hope that the outpouring of sympathy all of you are receiving is some consolation at this very sad time. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  28. Larry & Mrs. Mary Bauman says:

    Our prayers are with you.

  29. Robert Jimenez says:

    I would to extend my deepest sympathy to the Guardado family in this time of tragedy. Your familys are in my prayers.

  30. Darlene Molt & Family says:

    To The Guardado Family
    May you find comfort in GOD’s safe and loving arms and in your memories during this very sad time. Your family is in our prayers. God Bless

  31. Ed and Vickie Bartelt says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Pete. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. God Bless.

  32. John & Vicky Francis says:

    We just heard of Pete’s tragic death this evening and are so saddened. We pray for the family…..may God strengthen you during this stressful time and may you have peace in your hearts and minds knowing he rests in God’s loving embrace.

  33. Barbara and Jim Voigt says:

    Deigh and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. May God be with you and yours, and may he bring you peace.

  34. Melanie (Guardado) Massey says:

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family.

  35. Lisa (Seim) and Dan Drenckhahn says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. The memories we have of Pete from our holidays back home are all of him being very upbeat and fun to be around. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Our thoughts are with you.

  36. Court Jensen says:

    I will miss our daily talks. The store will not be the same without you. My thoughts and prayers are with Guardado family.

  37. bobby holt says:

    sorry for your loss,pete was a great guy

  38. Bill Fanning says:

    I have known Pete since H.S. days at C.B. Pete was a prime example of a “Good Man.” He encouraged me, in a gentle way, to be a better man. After 40 years of marriage Pete did not become the man is was on his own, Deigh and Pete’s family motivated him to be a Good Man. My prayers are for his family, I’m sure St. Peter has already escorted Pete through the golden gates.

  39. Cathy (Jimenez) Pinion and Phil and family says:

    To all the Guardados, my cousins: My prayers are for your peace in knowing Pete is safe with the Lord. God has truly blessed your family with lots of siblings and strength and love for each other. May family and friends hold you up in this tragic time.

  40. Fermin Hernandez Jr says:

    I am totally confused as to how this could happen within such a good family. I have known all of you my entire life, since the days on Hickory and 6th St. I grew up with all of you and I share in your grief. I will keep a good thought for each and every one of you. May you be strong for each other and, as you have always done, be there for each other…strength in numbers…

  41. Alex & Jan Cruz says:

    Our condolences to the entire Guardado family. We send our love and our prayers.

  42. Janet Kropp says:

    Dear Deigh and Guardado family,
    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, father, and brother. I know he will be missed, but his memory lives on in the hearts of all those whose lives he has touched. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  43. Connie Duis says:

    So sorry to hear about your brothers death Charlie and family.

  44. Jeff Halsey says:

    I did not know Pete personaly though it is quite obvious he was most loved and will be mightily missed not only within his direct family rather within the St. Joseph community as a whole.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Blessings from above.

  45. Mike Hernandez says:

    To the Guardado Family, My prayers to each of you for this tragic loss. I talked to Pete a month ago and found him in great spirits. He will be missed by all of us. I will never forget the Guardado Family as we grew up together.
    May you rest in peace, Pete.
    Mike Hernandez

  46. Jamie and RaeAnn McDonald says:

    Dear Thad, Brad and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your father. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  47. Jim and Lisa Bransfield & Family says:

    The world lost a treasure, in the passing of Pete Guardado. His love of life and his fellow man, made Pete an ambassador of so many life instances. I doubt there was ever a time that I talked to Pete that it always contained upbeat, motivational conversations, yet always pausing to use that laugh of Pete’s. I could always walk away happier after being around him. Pete had a heart bigger than himself and I doubt he new a stranger. Deepest condolences to Deigh, Thad, Brad, and all the Guardado family at this difficult time. I have lost an earthly friend, but know his life was full and his impact on each of us will be everlasting.

    Adios my friend, sleep well!

  48. Chris Moor says:

    Deigh Ann and extended Guardado family:

    The family of Felipa M. Moore (Magana) extend their deepest and most sincere condolences at this very difficult and unexpected time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as we ask God for his strength to help you through.

    Chris, Jeff, Doug, Alyson, and Felipa (Magana) Moore.

  49. Barbara Matt (Burri) says:

    Shocked and saddened to hear of Pete’s tragic passing. My sincere condolences to the family. The Le Blond High School class of 1972 has lost a fine friend.

  50. Randy Kreutziger says:

    Deigh, Thad, Brad and the entire Guardado family,

    My thoughts are with you and the entire Guardado family. He was a great man, father, grandfather, friend, and person. He will be deeply missed.

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