Gilberto Chavez, 68, of Whitewater, passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 7, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.
The first-born child of Ramon and Candelária (Placensia) Chavez, Gilberto was born in Mexico, on February 4, 1954, a birthdate that was shared with his mama.
Gil had an excellent work ethic and worked hard his whole life. He worked in many different areas of construction through the years. Even after retirement, he loved to help others with home improvement projects- especially his mom.
He is survived by the love of his life, Renita Lozano with whom he spent the last thirty years; parents, Ramon and Candelária; his children, Kendra, Oswaldo, Gilberto JR., and Noemi; many grandchildren, Jasmin, Victor, Michael, Elanor, Victoria, Gilberto III., Sophia, Anthony, Nickolas, Christopher, Aubrey, Lias, Cecley, Silas, Adriana and Julian; great-grandchildren, Lyonel, Lorenzo, and Giovanni; and his siblings, Leticia, Alma, Angelica, Pedro, Jose, Ramon, Joel, Mario, and Ramiro. He is further survived by his fur baby, Nina.
He is preceded in death by his favorite Tia, Mary. He will be welcomed by many family members and loved ones who have gone before him.
Gil lived his life simply. Despite being a gentle giant, he had a deep love for his family and would give anyone the shirt off his back. He loved animals and kids - Nothing made him happier than to hold a newborn baby. He enjoyed fishing, fútbol, football- especially the Packers. He always looked forward to Christmas and making tamales with Renita, Kendra and the kids. Gil was a very kind and compassionate man who was loved by more people than he even knew.
Per Gil’s wishes there will not be services. Please take time to think of him fondly and know that he knows he was loved.