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Joe B. Gonzalez

September 4, 1948 ~ December 8, 2021 (age 73)


Joe B. Gonzalez, 73, of Decatur, IN, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation.  He was born on September 4, 1948, in Poneto, IN, the son of the late Ralph and Conception (Bustos) Gonzalez.  He married Sharon Ginger on May 6, 1967 and she preceded him in death on April 2, 2021.

He was a member of Mt. Victory United Brethren Church. Joe was retired from Dana after working there 33 years. 

Joe is survived by 2 sons, David (Tricia) Gonzalez and Joshua (Cindy) Gonzalez both of Decatur; 2 daughters, Shelly (Troy) Gerke of Monroe and Teresa Etzler of Decatur; 3 sisters. Lily (Richard) Farias of San Antonio, TX, Susie (Robert) Perez of Fort Wayne, IN and Nellie (Mike) Risden of Noblesville, IN, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Gonzalez, 2 brothers Mike Gonzalez, Charlie Gonzalez, 2 sisters, Vera Ramirez, Mary Garcia.

A Private Funeral Service was held for the immediate family at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Decatur Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.

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