Ernest P. Gonzalez,
age 79 of Chesterton, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Porter
He was born on
November 13, 1936, in East Chicago, IN, to Cruz and Frances Gonzalez, both
of whom preceded him in death.
On February 9,
1991, at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, he married Judith L. Kolish
Gonzalez, who survives in Chesterton.
He is also survived
by his children: Monica Turner of West Jefferson, OH, Dena Sharp of Union
Town, PA, Martin Gonzalez of Valparaiso, IN, and Renee Schutze of Niles, MI;
his grandchildren: Eric, Danielle, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Kennedy, Gage,
Hunter, and Vincent; and his great-grandchild, Nevaeh, along with many
nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Also surviving are
his brothers: Richard Gonzalez of Lansing, IL, Robert (Irene) Guerrero of
Demotte, IN, Tony (Gracie) Guerrero of Munster, IN, Tony Habrych of New
Chicago, IN, and Stan (Jan) Habrych of Demotte, IN, and his sisters: Margie
Domiguez of Highland, Aurora Trinidad of St. Joseph, MI, and RoseMarie
(Dave) Ederer of Meridian, ID.
He is also preceded
in death by his first wife Judith A. Habrych Gonzalez, his brothers, Joey
and Victor Guerrero, and by his sisters: Irene and Rachel Gonzalez, Gloria
Guerrero, and by his twin sister, Ernestine.
Ernest was a member
of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton and was a 4th Degree Knight.
He was a proud Airforce veteran and worked as a supervisor at Inland Steel
for many years. He was also a wood worker, car aficionado, and an avid Cubs
fan. His grandchildren were the highlight of his life.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016, at 11 a.m., at Saint Patrick
Catholic Church, 638 North Calumet Road, Chesterton. Burial will follow at
Saint Paul Cemetery, Valparaiso. The family will receive friends on Sunday,
August 7, 2016, from 2 until 6 p.m., at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South
Second Street, Chesterton.
may be given to The National Kidney Foundation, 215 W Illinois St., #1c,
Chicago, IL, 60654.
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