Alfredo Gonzalez

  • Born: June 12, 1940
  • Died: June 27, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Alfredo Gonzalez Jr. 80, surrounded by family, peacefully went to be with his King Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Al is preceded in death by his granddaughter Nichole and will be greatly missed by his wife of 59 years Esther Gonzalez, his children Cynthia (Liandro) Morin, Betty (Rudy) Castro, Cordelia Gonzalez, Gene (Lisa) Gonzalez, his Grandchildren Eric, Jessica, Adam, Alex, Samantha, Emeri, Gage and Rylee, Great Grandchildren Landyn, Greg and Dominic, as well as his favorite grand dog Layla.

Al was a kind soul and always willing to help anyone in need. He relocated to Holland from Laredo, Texas with his young family in 1965. He worked for Donnelly Mirrors and served as a Holland PD Reserve Officer for many years until accepting a position as a Long-Haul Semi Driver for Steelcase where he retired with honors after a successful career. Following retirement Al could be found spending time with his family, helping out at the CB shop or cheering on his grandkids at their sporting events. Al brought joy to all he knew and is deeply loved by his family.

The health and safety of our friends and family is most important. Due to the current circumstances, a private ceremony will be held with immediate family only and a memorial service will be held on a later date.

Memorial contributions in Al's honor may be made to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 171 W. 13th St. Holland, MI 49423.

Burial to take place in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Al, it was always nice to see your friendly face at the Holland Amateur Radio Club activities. 73 from all Ottawa County amateur radio operators.

Posted by Tom Bosscher K8TB - Hudsonville, MI - Friend   July 11, 2020

Our prayers for your family, Alfredo was a co-worker and friend through three different employers. Always a gentleman, he is missed for sure.

Posted by Larry Dryer - Stanwood, MI - Coworker   July 05, 2020


The entire Gonzalez family is in our thoughts and prayers. Al was such a great person. Cannot remember ever seeing him without a smile on his face! He will be missed

Posted by Creswell Family - Zeeland, MI - Family Friend   July 05, 2020

So sorry to hear of Al's passing. Al was a real good friend of mine and never had a bad word to say of anyone. I appreciated his kind humor and enjoyed every trip we would run together for a short trip or when longer trips were more common. Al, along with Tony Leal, were a delightful duo, that bring back hours of unforgettable long lasting Memories, he will be sorely missed for sure. God Bless you Al!

Posted by Fred Conklin - Jenison, MI - Coworker   July 05, 2020

To my life long comparde who was always at my side during my early years as a Law Enforcement officer. We had many great stories of the good ole days back in 1968 in Holland Michigan. May you rest in peace and someday we will meet again in the Glory of God's heaven. Farewell my good friend.

Posted by Joe Martinez - Austin, TX - Family Friend   July 03, 2020

Condolences to the family, may he be at peace in heaven.

Posted by Marie Gonzales - Holland - Friend   July 02, 2020

Condolences to the entire Gonzales family.
A kind friend was Al.

Posted by Armando and Mary Guzman - Holland, MI - Friend   July 02, 2020

Oh my GOD, always so thoughtful, helpful, and the BEST Grandpa I every knew! The trip to Drummond Island was a wonderful time for Al to just relax and enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of NO phone service and kickin' back. Great memories made! Billy Seppala and Anna Nicolen, Lisa's Uncle and Auntie, Wayne NIcolen too, send love and comfort to all.

Posted by Ann Nicolen - Portage, MI - Family   July 01, 2020

Al was a very nice and kind man when ever I ran in to him he was so social and could tell a few old stories, he will be missed God Bless Him.

Posted by Joseph Castro - Holland, MI - Family   June 30, 2020

May Me. Gonzalez rest in the peace of the Lord. Sincere condolences from our family.

Posted by Frances Gamez - Zeeland, MI - Acquaintance   June 30, 2020

My sincere condolences to all the Gonzalez family. May God give you all the strength to overcome this pain of his loss. May Tio Jr R.I.P. your family in Laredo TX
Your sister Juanita and daughter Leti

Posted by Leticia Rodriguez - Laredo, TX - Family   June 30, 2020

My deepest sympathy ! God Bless

Posted by Irene Vanderbie    June 29, 2020

My Most Sincere Condolences to the Entire Family Tio Will be Dearly missed.

Posted by Yvonne Gonzalez Trejo - Laredo, TX - Family   June 29, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
I know he was loved by his whole family and others he touched

Posted by Blanca Gutiérrez - Wyoming, MI - Family   June 29, 2020

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