Gustavo Ramirez-Gonzalez, age 38, of Elgin, passed away on July 31, 2016 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital.  Gustavo was born in Mexico on August 2, 1977.

Gustavo worked as a Pharmacy Technician and Janitorial Assistant for many years.  He married the love of his life, Dennis Obenchain, on Aug 1, 2014, after 13 wonderful years together.

Gustavo will be remembered for his loving, generous heart and desire to help others.  He was a kid at heart with a carefree attitude who was always smiling.

In his free time, he enjoyed collecting antiques, and electronics.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially gardening, camping and kayaking.  He enjoyed discovering new places, including camping with his niece and nephew, trips to the Wisconsin Dells and Florida.

Gustavo is survived by his husband. Dennis Obenchain; children Daniel and Sara Obenchain; siblings Jasiel Garcia (Michelle) and Yanin Garcia; nephew Jafeth Garcia and niece Nayeli Garcia.

Visitation will be 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. with service to follow at 12:00p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin, Rev. Michael Murschel officiating.  Interment will follow at 945 Bluff City Cemetery, Bluff City Blvd, Elgin.  For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit


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