Sotero Gonzales

Sotero Gonzales

Sotero R. Gonzales of Plainwell passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at his home. Mr. Gonzales was born December 15, 1931 in La Feria, TX to Andres and Eloisa (Longoria) Ramirez. Sotero had worked for over 30 years at Plainwell Paper Company and in his leisure time enjoyed camping, watching westerns, fishing, gardening, reading the Bible and attending church.

On August 26, 1961 at their home in Plainwell he married Maria Delgadillo who survives. Also surviving are his children, Juanita (John) Richards, Luis Gonzales and Gilberto (Shantel Palumbo) Gonzales; 10 grandchildren, Taija, Kalob, Chelsea, Hana, Drew, Carly, Dakota, Sammy, Kelsie and Maggie; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He was preceded in death by his sons, Victor and Miguel and 5 siblings.

Friends may meet with the family from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego where services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, with Pastor Dave Alderman officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Contributions in Sotero’s memory may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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  1. Gerardo Gonzalez says:

    Sotero you were loved dearly in life !!!! You were a good kind & humble man always brave until the end!!!!! May God bless your Family during this very difficult time. Our thoughts, love & prayers are with your Family. RIP my dear brother Sotero!!!!!! Gerardo Gonzalez & Family

  2. Tonya Myers says:

    I only met you for a breif time but family is family. Rest in Peace. Prayers out to the rest of my loved ones.

  3. Jose J Gonzalez says:

    You will be dearly missed Tio you were one of a kind. words cant say enough on how brave and what a kind soul you had. i will always have those great memories at the Ranch in Hartford..God bless you and may you rest in peace ..from all of our family in South will be dearly missed..

  4. Juanita says:

    Dad, My Heart hurts- I’m lost without you! I Love and Miss so much!!

  5. Bleeker Family-Scotts, Mi says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gonzalez family. Maria, Gil and Hana, we’ll be especially thinking of you.

  6. Drew Shaff says:

    I found out a few days late, otherwise I’d been there for the service. I was school friends with his sons Gilbert and Luis back when. My thoughts are with you guys. I still live round here, and pass by the house ever so often. God Bless.

  7. Juanita Boylan says:

    Thinking of you, I love you!

  8. Juanita says:

    Count down 2017! I love and Miss you!

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