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Louis Gonzales

May 29, 1944 - April 1, 2024
Holland, MI


Life Story / Obituary


In Loving Memory of Louis Gonzales,

Louis Gonzales, age 79, passed away on April 1, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on May 29, 1944, in Holland, to Ynes & Beatrice Gonzales. After graduating from Holland High School he served in the army in the Vietnam War, in the 101st Airborne Division. Louis worked at Hope College in the maintenance department until he retired. His journey on earth touched the lives of many, leaving behind cherished memories and a legacy of strength and resilience. His unwavering spirit in the face of adversity was an inspiration to all who knew him.

Louis is survived by his wife, Brenda, his brothers Ennis and Arthur (Linda), his sisters Mary Jane (Robert) and Corina. Louis was also survived by his children Beatrice, Louie, Tonya (Christopher), Nicole (Eric), and Armondo Carlos, his grandchildren Carissa (Michael), Anissa, Hailey, Viviana, Junior, Brendan, Anibal, Gabriel, Armondo, Menah, Haiden, Haiven and his great grandchildren Maeve, Hazel, Kenna, and Zuriya, who will forever hold dear his memory. Louis was preceded in passing by his daughter Yolanda, brothers Frank and Ignacio and sister Tomasa.

He will be remembered for his love, courage, and dedication to his family and country. He will be remembered for the stories he shared, his love of collecting, especially belt buckles, his love of music and car rides out to the beach, and his enthusiasm for Halloween and any celebration with sweet treats.

May Louis rest in eternal peace, free from pain, and may his memory continue to bring comfort to those who mourn his passing.

Please join us in remembering and celebrating Louis’ life.

The funeral service to honor and celebrate Louis’ life will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024 at Dykstra Funeral Home Northwood location. There will be a visitation from 12-1pm with the funeral at 1pm and Burial follwing at Pilgrim Home Cemetery on 16th st in Holland. A luncheon will be hosted at Holland Baptist Church at 4:30pm.

With heartfelt condolences,

The Gonzales Family