Pedro "Pete" Monzon died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln. He was 78 years old.
Pete was born in McCook on April 29, 1926, to Jesus and Francisca (Melendez) Monzon. He graduated from McCook High School in 1947 and attended McCook College. He entered the U.S. Navy on March 25, 1944, and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on April 28, 1946.
He was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knight's of Columbus, Fourth Degree and Faithful Navigator Fourth Degree.
Pete worked for the Red Willow County Fair Grounds after his retirement. He volunteered many hours for the Toy Box and Coat Closet. He was the recipient of the Community Service Award in 1992.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Louise Taylor; and one brother, Angel Monzon; and nephew, Terry Monzon.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Monzon of McCook; four sons, Peter Monzon and friend, Jill of North Platte, Richard Monzon of McCook, Timothy Monzon and wife, Ketty of Missoula, Mont., and Scott Monzon and wife, Terri of Blair; two brothers, Joe "Peanuts" Monzon and wife, Brenda of Centennial, Colo., and Victor "Chico" Monzon and wife, Mary Ellen of McCook; two sisters, Jennie Jones of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Mary and husband, Kent Seaman of Mesa, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Fair Grounds Community Building Park Bench Fund.
Visitation will be Tuesday until 5 p.m., Wednesday until 5 p.m. and Thursday until time of rosary. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Rosary will be Thursday, March 17, 2005, 7 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, March 18, 2005, 10 a.m., at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Gary Brethour and Father Raymond Hein officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with an honorary military committal.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.