Elizabeth “Liz” T. Gonzales, 81, of Sister Bay, died Saturday evening Nov. 24, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay with her family by her side.
She was born Dec. 6, 1936 in Keshena, the daughter of the late Mitchell and Mary (Beaupray) Maskewit. On her 21st birthday, she and her sister, Dorothy set out on their own to Dallas, Texas in search of jobs. She started her family there and moved to Ellison Bay, near her brother, in the late 1960s with her family. She worked in housekeeping for various hotels in the area and at the Red Barn Shops for many years. Liz was a member of the Menominee Nation and Stella Maris Catholic Church. She loved her family and being a grandma. She was a great example to all who knew her. Hard-working and compassionate to those who needed help. She was loyal, honest, generous and giving throughout her life and funny even in her final days.
She was an avid reader and liked solving crossword puzzles and watching the Golf channel, and baseball.
Survivors include her five children and their families, Christina (Justin) of Shawano, Teresa (Steven) Hitzeman of Green Bay, Albert Gonzales of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Anthony Gonzales of Sister Bay, Suzann Jonson of Elgin, Illinois; 11 grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and two on the way; brother, Carl Maskewit of Keshena; sister, Dolores Edgeton of Shawano, and Kathleen Sammons of Muncie, Indiana.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Mitchell and Mary Maskewit; son, Johnny Gonzales; four siblings, Mitchell, Donald, Dorothy and Laura.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at 10:30 am at Stella Maris Parish-Sister Bay site with Fr. David Ruby officiating. Burial will be in Keshena.
Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 am until the time of service at 10:30 am.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital and Unity Hospice for their compassion, care and support
Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay, WI is assisting the family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Liz may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.