Carlos Wissar-Gutierrez, age 84, of Johnson, Kansas, died Saturday, July 25, 2020, at his home in Johnson. He was born August 11, 1935, in Bachiniva, Chihuahua, Mexico, the son of Enrique and Carlota (Gutierrez) Wissar.
Carlos grew up in Mexico. He married Belia Perez on December 20, 1956, in Gomez, Farias, Chihuahua. While living in Mexico, Carlos was a police officer, and then an owner/operator of many orchards. In 1977, the family migrated to Kansas and Carlos worked as a farmer for the Barrett’s in Coolidge. In 1989, the family settled in Johnson and he worked for Walker Farms until his retirement. Carlos was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Cursillista.
He is survived by his wife, Belia of their home; children, Carlota Colmenero and husband Manuel of Coolidge, Rose Ortiz of Brighton, Colorado, Luz Vazquez of Tribune, Guillermina Leyva and husband Jesse of Johnson, Norma Maestas and husband Steve of Lakewood, Colorado, Velia Zamudio and husband Humberto of Johnson, Carlos Wissar, Jr., and wife Adraina of Ft. Morgan, Colorado, Laura Harmon and husband Chad of Johnson, Jorge Wissar and wife Sandra of Johnson; brother, Enrique Wissar of Ulysses; sister, Juana Wissar of Chihuahua; 24 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild.
Carlos is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, three sisters, and son-in-law, Paul A. Ortiz.
Vigil service will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 30, 2020, and funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 31, 2020, both at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses, Kansas, with Reverend Aneesh Parappanattu, MSFS officiating. Funeral mass may also be viewed via Facebook Live on the Garnand Funeral Home Facebook Page. Interment will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, Kansas. Friends may call from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson. Memorial contributions may be given to Carlos Wissar-Gutierrez Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855.