Louis Arebalo, 97, of Wellington, Kansas, died peacefully, at his home with his family by his side on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
Louis Marshall Arebalo was born June 18, 1923, the son of Antonio and Pascula (Lopez) Arebalo in Wellington, Kansas. He joined the US army at a young age and served in the USAAF serving from November 1942 until November 1946 as a vehicle mechanic, infantry September 1947 to September 1951 as a motor sergeant; infantry March 1952 until March 1961 as a forward observer. He received the following decorations: marksman, rifle, gunner, and mortar. Louis also served in the National Guard from March 1961 to March 1964 where he worked as a truck driver. After his career in the military, Louis worked for the city of Wellington, the street department, and the water department, retiring in 1985 after 31 years of service
Louis is survived by his children: Michael Arebalo (Quinta) of Wellington, Julie Arebalo of Wellington, Samuel Arebalo of Topeka, Lucy Kilts (Dusty) of Wellington, Lisa Frame (Danny) of Wellington; step-children: Alfredo Alarcon of Topeka and Veronica Alarcon of El Paso, TX; 31 grandchildren: Chris Arebalo, Jamie Arebalo, Jennifer Karnes, Kim Woodrow, Amber Badgely, John Arebalo, Steven Arebalo, Joshua Arebalo, Amanda Arebalo, Nick Cook, Matteo Arebalo, Donovan Rowley, Ethan Rowley, Peyton Arebalo, Korbyn Arebalo, Tayland French, Shayland French, Kaydland Arebalo, Myriland French, Mykiland French, Therin Frame, Airalyn Frame, Tanya Ramirez, Samantha Ramirez, Melanie Ramirez, Junior Ramirez, Tomas Delariva, Julian Delariva, Vanessa Alarcon, and Isiah Alarcon; 18 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren; sisters: Jessie Cornejo of Wellington, Jerry Franco of Alva, OK, Jean Carrier of Colorado, Delia Fox of Nebraska and Belen Torres of Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Carmen (Soria) Arebalo; a son, Charlie Arebalo, brothers: Ralph, Frank, John, Lawrence, Reyes and Eddie; sisters: Bonnie Ledesma and Lucy Cottle.
Mass of Christian Burial will be private for the family at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington with the family present from 3:00 until 5:00 P.M. Memorials have been established with St. Anthony’s, the VFW, Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion. Donations may be left with Shelley Family Funeral Home, PO Box 555, Wellington, KS 67152.
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