Manuel Gonzalez

Manuel Gonzalez, 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on May 2, 2023. He was born October 21, 1955 in Guatimala, Huanusco, Zacatecas, Mexico. Shortly after, his parents moved to Guadalupe Victoria “La Villita”, Jalpa, Zacatecas, and resided there with his 7 sisters and one brother until they moved to California in 1973.

In his younger years, Manuel made many friends, which turned into a lifelong family. He was a rebellious social butterfly and lived life to the fullest with no regrets. He loved music, fishing, hunting, and could often be found in the outdoors. Manuel was the life of the party and was always making people laugh with his humor.

Manuel was a hard worker and a stand-up man who was true to his word.

Manuel married Maria Esther Gonzalez on July 17, 1987.

Manuel will be dearly missed by his wife, Maria Esther Gonzalez; children, Ericka (Jose Guadalupe) Ruvalcaba and Manuel Gonzalez; grandchildren, Elia Margarita Ruvalcaba and Gabriela Lucia Gonzalez. He is further survived by 8 siblings, nieces and nephews, Godchildren, other relatives, and friends.

Manuel was preceded in death by his parents Manuel and Camerina (Muñoz) Gonzalez.

Manuel’s family invites friends and relatives to a time of visitation on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at Zacherl Funeral Home from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue the following day on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 S Peters Avenue, Fond du Lac, from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place following the visitation at 6:00 PM. Cremation will take place following Mass. Manuel will be inurned in Guadalupe Victoria “La Villita”, Jalpa, Zacatecas, Mexico at a later date.

Manuel’s family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at The Manor, the staff at Community Care, and the staff of Common Heart Hospice for all of their care.