Francisco M. “Frank” Gonzalez, age 72, of East Chicago, IN passed away on his birthday, December 14, 2021. Frank is survived by his wife of 48 years, Luz (nee Reillo), 2 sons: Mark (Rheanna) Gonzalez and Frank Gonzalez; 8 grandchildren: Rocco, Alyssa, Karissa, Alexander, Zachary, and Lucy; Vinny, Kevin, Jr. and Noah; great grandchildren: Diana and Cayde; 4 sisters: Anacelia (Enrique) Santana, Aida Iris (Jimmy) Perez, Luz E. Gonzalez, and Nereida "Titi" (Ruben) Martinez; 2 brothers: Jose "Tony" (Alicia) Gonzalez and Robert (Miriam) Gonzalez; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by his parents: Marcelino and Bienvenida Gonzalez; and brother, Marcelino Gonzalez, Jr.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 10:45 am at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN. with Rev. Ivan Carrillo officiating. Visitation will be prior to the funeral service from 9:00 to 10:45 am at the funeral home on Saturday. Burial to follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, Indiana. (FAMILY REQUESTS THAT FACEMASKS BE WORN)
Frank retired from BP in Whiting as a Machinist. Served in Vietnam with the United States Army and was a member of St. Patrick Church in East Chicago. Frank enjoyed working on cars, gardening, carpentry and most of all being with his grandchildren. To send an online condolence, logon to: www.fifefuneralhome.com
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