At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Harbor Humane Society
14345 Bagley St
West Olive, MI 49460
Life Story / Obituary
Refugio "Benny" Gonzalez, age 58, of Holland, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021.
Benny was born in Alice, Texas to Refugio Gonzalez and Silvestra Ramirez on April 17, 1962. He attended school in Alice, Texas. He played many sports growing up and loved his Dallas Cowboys. Benny spent a lot of time on his grandfather's ranch in Texas and also had a love for fishing and being outside. He was hard working and gifted with his hands, as well as, a natural when it came to auto mechanics. He was known to always have a powerful stereo system in his cars and you could hear him coming a mile away by his loud tejano music. Ramon Ayala was one of his many favorites. Benny was also a people person. He constantly put others before himself and had a genuine heart for helping others. He would give you the shirt off his back. His respect for other people and easy smile gave him the ability to get along with anyone that he crossed paths with. His great sense of humor will be missed. Benny also loved dogs and most recently his dog "Buddy".
Mr. Gonzalez is survived by the love of his life whom he spent the last 25 years with, Ms. Teresa Cuellar. They were two peas in a pod and a true love story. He is also survived by his siblings, Frances Gonzalez, Elsa (Isaias) Rios, Homero (Ofelia) Gonzalez, Refugio "Chiva" Gonzalez Jr., Cristoval (Susie) Gonzalez, Belinda Gonzalez, Rita Gonzalez. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Refugio and Silvestra, and his brother, Refugio "Sonny" Gonzalez III.
The family will receive visitors from 10:30am to 11:30am on Thursday, March 11, at the Dykstra Funeral Home - Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street, Holland. A funeral ceremony will follow the visitation at 11:30am at the Mulder Chapel. Reverend Isaias Rios will preside over the funeral Ceremony.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harbor Humane Society, 14345 Bagley Street, West Olive, MI 49460.
Professional service entrusted to the Mulder Chapel.