Rachel E. Gonzalez
August 21, 1929 - December 26, 2020
January 4, 2021 | 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Yurs Funeral Home
405 E. Main Street
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
- January 5, 2021 | 10:30 A.M.
St. Patrick Crane Road Catholic Church
6N491 Crane Road
St. Charles, Illinois 60175
Private St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois
Rachel E Gonzalez, 91 years of age passed on December 26, 2020. She was born August 21, 1929 in Senora Mexico.
Rachel was predeceased by her husband of 41 years Pedro Gonzalez, her parents Fernando Larenas and Maria Luisa Dominguez, Sister Emma Socci , brother Fernando Larenas, Brother Antonio Larenas, son Fernando Flores and grandson Carlos Flores.
Our mom is survived by her sister Elvira Larenas Dominquez , her daughter Rachel (Andres Reyes), daughter Roxanne Gutowski, son Frank Ayala , 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Our mother was a hard working mom. Mom worked at Appleton Electric until they relocated to Appleton Wisconsin. Following her departure from Appleton, Mom started to work at Brach’s Candy Factory until she retired at the age of 65. Mom and her husband Pedro retired and moved to Pahrump Nevada in the summer of 1999. Missing her kids, and after mom’s husband Pedro had a stroke, Mom and Pedro decided to move back to a new home in Aurora Illinois.
Our mother loved art and music. She loved coloring in her adult coloring books while listening to her Mexican folk music. One of her specialties was knitting. She has knitted table toppers and blankets around her house. She loved to dance to any kind of music and sing songs from her younger years. Her favorite music was country. Some of her favorite country singers were Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn. My mom couldn’t get enough of Elvis Presley and Kenny Rogers. Her deepest crush was Tom Selleck. Mom would always say that he was her boyfriend every time she watched Blue Bloods Friday Nights.
Mom loved going out to eat and couldn’t get enough of her Mexican sweet breads. Mom liked to go to the Mexican bakery near her home and buy her bread for the week to have with her morning coffee.
Her favorite restaurant was a diner in Batavia called Daddio’s. Scott the owner and chef would always make sure my mom’s soda was waiting on the table for her once he saw mom arrive. Mom loved flirting with Scott. He always made her feel special.
My mom will be missed very much. Many will remember how strong of a woman she was and hard working. She was kind and loving and caring to those in need.
May you rest in peace Mom. You no longer need to suffer with the enemy of the mind, dementia.
The funeral viewing will be held Monday January 4th, between 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Yurs Funeral Homes located at 405 East Main Street in St Charles. Mass will be held Tuesday January 5th at St. Patrick Catholic Church located at 6N491Crane Road, St. Charles, Illinois 60175 at 10:30 A.M.