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1946 Diane 2021

Diane Gonzalez

March 7, 1946 — December 1, 2021

Diane Gonzalez was born in Pontiac, Michigan on March 7, 1946, to Norman Leroy Fleek Sr. and Eleanor Irene (Martin) Fleek.  Diane is the second born of eight children. She lived in Royal Oak, Southfield, then the family moved to Hinsdale, IL for one year, then moved to Wayland, MI where she attended parochial grade school at St. Therese, then graduated from Wayland High School.

Diane worked in Grand Rapids, MI where she met the love of her life, Victor Gonzalez. They became the parents of three children whom they adored. 

Diane and Vic moved to Dearborn where they lived for several years. Diane graduated Summa Cum Laude from Henry Ford Community College and earned her associate's degree. She started working at Ford Motor Company as a temporary secretary, then was hired in as a permanent employee. She worked her way up to being secretary for the president of Ford Division before retiring. After retirement, she and Vic moved to Cape Coral, FL, then on to Punta Gorda, FL where Vic passed away in October 2019, and Diane followed suit two years later in December 2021.

She is survived by her daughter, Lori Gonzalez (Christopher Day), and her sons, Paul Gonzalez (Jennifer) and Gary Gonzalez.  She was loved immensely by her five grandchildren, Drew Gonzalez, Riley Wright, Logan Wright, Cora Wright (Anthony Rice), and Kai Wright, whose mother, Whittney Wright is still considered to be our family.  She is also survived by her brothers, Norman Fleek Jr. (Jill), Dennis Fleek (Gail), Gerald Fleek (Mary), Michael Fleek (Liz), and sisters, Mary Bailey (Tom), and Sheri Giertz (Rich). 

Diane was diagnosed with terminal cancer in October 2021 which came as a surprise to her friends and family. We are all mourning her loss until the day we are joined together again. 

A memorial service for both Vic and Diane will be held at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Port Charlotte, FL in May 2022. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lutheran Church of the Cross in Port Charlotte, FL.

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Visitation

Saturday, May 7, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 7, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lutheran Church of the Cross

2300 Luther Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33983

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Scattering of Ashes

Saturday, May 7, 2022

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Lutheran Church of the Cross

2300 Luther Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33983

Held at Church Garden

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Luncheon

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Lutheran Church of the Cross

2300 Luther Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33983

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