OBITUARY

David Andrew Guillen

June 9, 1956February 24, 2019
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David A. Guillen, 62 of Wellsville, KS passed away peacefully on February 24, 2019, surrounded by family. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1, at Holy Name Catholic Church, 1001 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. and the Rosary at 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. Contributions may be made to Holy Name Church.

David was born June 9, 1956, in Kansas City, MO. He was raised in Manhattan, KS. He married his sweetheart, Gloria Gomez on October 15, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joaquin & Sara (Silva) Guillen. David is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria; and two children, daughter, Christina Martin (Matthew) and their children, Victoria, Michael, Azrael, & Violet, and son, Andrew Guillen (Breanna) and their baby, due in July; stepdaughter, Joy Moss (Martin) and their children, Elena and Evan; two brothers, Louis Guillen (Anne) and Steve Guillen (Grace); and sister, Teresa Guillen-Carter; along with many nieces and nephews. David worked as a Union Plumber for Local #8 and he retired on May 1, 2018. Prior to coming to Kansas City, he worked as a plumber in Manhattan, KS. While in Manhattan, he worked at Powell Brothers & Central Mechanical. Because work was low in Manhattan, he came to Kansas City and he would travel back and forth from Manhattan to KC every day. If work was low here, he’d seek out other jobs elsewhere, even if it meant traveling. David traveled to many different states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Rockford, IL, St. Louis, MO, Iowa, and Omaha, NE. In total, he worked 40+ years doing what he enjoyed. David was an avid K-State sports fan. He lived and breathed K-State. The Wildcats were his “Alma mater”. David was loved very much by his Family and outpouring of friends. He clung to his old friends back in Manhattan, but made many new friends here in KC. He loved to dance, and party with friends. In fact, when David met his wife, they met dancing. David had big plans after retiring, but that wasn’t meant to be. God had other plans for David, although he will be missed by many, he will live on through the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved him. Until we meet again.

  • FAMILY

  • Joaquin Guillen, Father
  • Sara (Silva) Guillen, Mother
  • Gloria M. Guillen, Wife
  • Christina Martin (Matthew), Daughter
  • Andrew Guillen (Breanna), Son
  • Joy Moss (Martin), Stepdaughter
  • Louis Guillen (Anne), Brother
  • Steve Guillen (Grace), Brother
  • Teresa Guillen-Carter, Sister
  • David is also survived by grandchildren, Victoria, Michael, Azrael, Violet, and grandbaby due in July; step-grandchildren, Elena and Evan; along with many nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Fernandez
  • Frank Perbeck
  • Mario Garibay
  • Mike Silva
  • John Herde
  • Martin Moss
  • DONATIONS

  • Holy Name of Jesus Parish

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Rosary Service Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, March 1, 2019
REMEMBERING

David Andrew Guillen

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Nevin Williams

March 1, 2019

Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. To the family of Dave Guillen it was a pleasure to have known Dave. I met him years ago and have worked with him. He always had a smile and loved to laugh. Thank you for sharing him with us. I will keep you in prayer.

Antonio Batrez

March 1, 2019

Gloria my condolences you and your family. David was a good friend. I will always remember his kindness and the talks we had . May the lord give you strength at this time of grief.🙏

Michael Libeer

February 28, 2019

I want to express my deepest sympathy to Dave's wife and family I'm shocked to see that Dave has gone to meet our Lord. I've known Dave for quite a few years being in the construction industry and I have always known Dave to be a hard worker and a good human being. He will be missed greatly by me and many many more. Since he retired and I retired I was looking forward to going to many dances together with our wives. Now I'll just have memories. So In closing people love one another because no one knows when its your times up on this earth.

Connie (Thompson) Visitacion

February 28, 2019

I am shocked and saddened to hear the news. David was so positive and encouraging in his correspondence with me he brightened and strengthened me. He was so much fun at our last reunion and his presence will be missed this year. God has big plans for David. Prayers for his wife and family. God Bless you all.

Denise LeValley

February 28, 2019

I am so sorry to hear this and am keeping the Guillen family in my thoughts. I grew up in Manhattan with David. He was a great guy then as I'm sure he was throughout his life. Plus, he was always the best dresser in high school. Rest easy David.

Mary Sutherland

February 28, 2019

Gloria, Words can't describe what you are feeling today. We have know each other along time and I want you to know my heart goes out to you and I pray 🙏 God will comfort you in your time of sorrow. God Bless You and know that I'm thinking of you. My Condolences to you and your family.

Don Stubbings

February 28, 2019

Dave you will be missed, a great friend and fishing partner!

Linds Montoya

February 27, 2019

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Mary Yates

February 27, 2019

Gloria and family, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers. I will remember Dave and his terrific job bring the Mexican community together for a wonderful reunion. He was a unselfless and caring person. Love to you, Dave ! In Christ, Peace.

Nancy Burk

February 27, 2019

Gloria and family, my deepest sympathy to you. David will always be remembered with the kindest of words. My prayer for you is to find comfort in God's loving arms. May God give you peace and understanding. Cherish the wonderful memories! Hugs sent from a cousin, Nancy Casey Burk and Family

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Biography

David A. Guillen, 62 of Wellsville, KS passed away peacefully on February 24, 2019, surrounded by family. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1, at Holy Name Catholic Church, 1001 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. and the Rosary at 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. Contributions may be made to Holy Name Church.

David was born June 9, 1956, in Kansas City, MO. He was raised in Manhattan, KS. He married his sweetheart, Gloria Gomez on October 15, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joaquin & Sara (Silva) Guillen. David is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria; and two children, daughter, Christina Martin (Matthew) and their children, Victoria, Michael, Azrael, & Violet, and son, Andrew Guillen (Breanna) and their baby, due in July; stepdaughter, Joy Moss (Martin) and their children, Elena and Evan; two brothers, Louis Guillen (Anne) and Steve Guillen (Grace); and sister, Teresa Guillen-Carter; along with many nieces and nephews. David worked as a Union Plumber for Local #8 and he retired on May 1, 2018. Prior to coming to Kansas City, he worked as a plumber in Manhattan, KS. While in Manhattan, he worked at Powell Brothers & Central Mechanical. Because work was low in Manhattan, he came to Kansas City and he would travel back and forth from Manhattan to KC every day. If work was low here, he’d seek out other jobs elsewhere, even if it meant traveling. David traveled to many different states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Rockford, IL, St. Louis, MO, Iowa, and Omaha, NE. In total, he worked 40+ years doing what he enjoyed. David was an avid K-State sports fan. He lived and breathed K-State. The Wildcats were his “Alma mater”. David was loved very much by his Family and outpouring of friends. He clung to his old friends back in Manhattan, but made many new friends here in KC. He loved to dance, and party with friends. In fact, when David met his wife, they met dancing. David had big plans after retiring, but that wasn’t meant to be. God had other plans for David, although he will be missed by many, he will live on through the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved him. Until we meet again.