Raul Gonzales, 67, of Elgin, passed away at home surrounded by loving family on April 7, 2019.  He was born March 15, 1952 in Jalisco, Mexico to his loving parents, Alfonso and Teresa  Anguiano.

Raul graduated from high school and went on to work as a masonry laborer for 20 years.

Raul Gonzalez met the love of his life, Juana Gonzalez, at a party hosted by a mutual friend.  Together they shared 40 wonderful years of marriage and raised a family.

Loved ones will remember Raul as a family man who was grateful for all his blessings in life. He lived a simple life and had an unwavering work ethic.

His favorite thing to do was to be surrounded by nature doing yard work and traveling to his hometown in Mexico where he farmed and cared for his beloved animals. He also cherished picking up his grandchildren from school and playing with them.  Raul will always be remembered for his kindness and love for life.

Raul was preceded in death by his dear mother, Teresa Anguiano.

Raul is survived by his loving wife, Juana; children Maria (Mauricio) Arroyave, Cecilia (Alfredo Gavina) Gonzalez, Raul Gonzalez Jr.; father  Alfonso Gonzalez; siblings Alfonso Gonzalez Jr, Augustine Gonzalez, Jesus Gonzalez, Juan Gonzalez, Marta Gonzalez, Rosalba Gonzalez, Concepcion Gonzalez, Amparo Gonzalez, Consuelo Gonzalez, Yolanda Gonzalez; and grandchildren David Gaviña, Andrea Gaviña, Mia Arroyave, Mason Arroyave, Matthew Arroyave.

Visitation will be Thursday, 5-9:00p,m. Thursday April 11, 2019 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120.  Funeral Mass will be held Friday April 12, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 227 Division St., Elgin IL 60120, Father Eliserio Palencia officiating.  Interment to follow at River Valley Memorial Gardens, 14 State Rte 31, West Dundee, IL 60118.

Arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.

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