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Richard E. Gonzales

February 10, 1953 - May 31, 2021

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home

Cemetery Calvary Cemetery

Church St. Rose of Lima Church

  • Mass: Friday, June 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, De Soto, MO
  • Inurnment at Calvary Cemetery, De Soto, MO with full military honors
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Richard Ernest Gonzales was born February 10, 1953 in Fowler, CO. He was the son of Adrian and Donaciana (nee Padilla) Gonzales. He died on May 31, 2021 at his residence in Festus, MO. He is survived by his Mother, Donaciana Gonzales of Denver, CO; wife, Diane M. (nee Schlett) Gonzales, Festus, MO: three children, Jennie Gonzales, Denver, CO; Jason Gonzales, St. Louis, MO; and Adrian (Tommie Jo) Gonzales, Hillsboro, MO; grandchildren, Landon, Macie, and Ryan Gonzales and Rebecca and Olivia Bonsell; siblings, Pauline (the late Louis) Cruz, Denver, CO; Andrew (the late Paula) Gonzales, Denver, CO; Lorraine Gonzales, Denver, CO; Norman (Traci) Gonzales, Denver, CO; Gary (Pam) Gonzales, Denver, CO; Albert (Marialena) Gonzales, Denver, CO; Kathy (Leroy) Garcia, Denver, CO; Lloyd (Louise) Gonzales, Denver, CO; brothers and sisters-in-law are Karen (Daniel) Wood, De Soto, MO; Michael (Sandie) Schlett, Biloxi, MS; Mary Ann (the late David) Blum, De Soto, MO: Jeannie (Don) Goff, De Soto, MO; William “Bill” (Crezilda) Schlett, Rineyville, KY; Sara (Heath) Allison, Festus, MO; Jeff Schlett, Herculaneum, MO; Glenda Schlett, Festus, MO; Juanita (Tom) Kindred, Birmingham, AL; Brad Schlett, De Soto, MO; Sasha Schlett, St. Louis, MO; Shirley Schlett, St. Peters, MO; Andrea Schlett, House Springs, MO; and Leona (Tony) Antoine, St. Charles, MO; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father; one brother, Jimmy Gonzales; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Schlett. Richard was retired U.S. Army; a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Hillsboro, MO; and a member of the Knights of Columbus #1185, De Soto, MO. As an expression of sympathy memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.