René Anthony Gonzalez, 70, Noblesville, died Feb. 24 at Harbour Manor Care Center in Noblesville. He was born June 13, 1946, to Jesus and Maria (Acuña) Gonzalez in Gary, Ind.
René retired in 1993 after working for Inland Steel in East Chicago, Ind., for 30 years. He loved being ‘Peepaw’ and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening and cars (especially vintage cars) and loved attending and supporting sporting events that his sons and grandchildren were involved in. A man of faith who loved the Lord, René never met a stranger and loved helping anyone in need.
He is survived by his wife, Tracei Gonzalez, sons Michael (Julia) Gonzalez, Briggs Gonzalez and Tyler Gonzalez, grandchildren Evan, Luke, Isabel and Claire Gonzalez, brother Ben Gonzalez and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Irma Manzo-Mroz and brother Jesse Gonzalez.
In honor of René’s love of sports, feel free to come dressed in your spirit wear.