Gonzales, Jesse C., Freeland, Michigan


Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away Saturday morning, October 27, 2012, at his home in Freeland after a brief illness. Jesse was born March 10, 1944 in Freeland, MI to the late Ross Gonzales and Lucy Canelez and has resided in this area all of his life. Jesse attended St. Agnes Catholic Church in Freeland when he was able, loved working in his yard, spending time with his granddaughters, working on cars, camping and spending time with family and friends. On July 27, 1963 Jesse married Sherry S. Thurston, she survives him. Also surviving are a son; Travis F. Gonzales of Baraga, MI, a daughter; Torrie Gonzales-Maul of Freeland, granddaughters; Michaela and Mackenzie, his mother; Lucy Gonzales of Freeland, one brother; Joe (Edna) Gonzales of Texas, five sisters; Margaret (Bob) Gregeroff of Detroit, Esther (Carl) Schieswohl, Lupe Heredia, Dora (Frank) Davila, Mary (Bob) Marcoux all of Freeland, mother and stepfather-in-law; Harriet and Gus Balluff of Livonia and also many special nieces, nephews and friends. A sister; Linda Kennedy has predeceased Jesse. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday October 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Freeland. Rev. Fr. Robert DeLand will officiate with burial to follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Freeland. Friends may call at the Cunningham/Taylor Funeral Home, 310 E. Washington St., Freeland, on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice Advantage, Saginaw or the donorís favorite charity. www.cunninghamtaylorfh.com