Peter Anthony "Big Pete" Gonzales, age 28, of Hays, Kansas passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021, in Hays. He was born April 16, 1993, in LaCrosse, Kansas to Arthur Larry Gonzales SR. and Delia Frausto Gonzales Garcia.
Peter enjoyed watching football and never missed a game. Peter was a huge fan of the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS. He enjoyed watching Monday night wrestling with dad. Any chance he got outside of family and work he spent time with his friends eating out and traveling. In elementary school Peter played for the Rush County Cats #67. In middle school he played for the LaCrosse Cubs #66 as a nose tackle on defense and played 2 years in High School for LaCrosse Leopards. In 2012 he graduated Lacrosse High School and took on the role of taking care of his dad after his mother passed away in March of 2012. Shortly after he moved to California where he worked at Crate & Barrel in Tracy and lived with his sister Georgina and family in Manteca California. About a year later Peter and his dad moved back to Hays Kansas where Peter took on a Job at Sonic and became manager from 2013 - 2020. Later he took another position at Wendys in Hays as manager which was his last job.
This is a crazy, hurtful world we live in full of sickness and sorrow. We wish there was a finger we could snap and change things. But we cant. There is no magic button, no string to pull, and not a single verse in the bible that will change how we live our lives or how the universe runs its course. God has taken somebody from us. He was an angel in disguise. When our mother passed in 2012, he dropped everything he had planned in life to take care of our dad. Our brother was a hard worker like our parents and never gave up. He took on responsibility that wasn't his. He never stopped. When he needed help, he didn't ask, He figured a way to fix whatever the situation was.
We are so proud of the person he became. This past Thanksgiving he met a lady that didnt have funds to feed her family. My brother made it possible for her. He took her to Wal-Mart and told her to get everything she needed, and he would pay for it, no questions asked. At that moment is when we knew our parents raised a fine, well, respecting young man with a heart of gold that nobody could take away from him. But this new Era we live in did take it. This horrible disease we deal with today took our beloved brother. He tried to fight off this disease and just couldnt, he got sick. Our brother went to sleep and didn't wake up. That is what this disease did to him. Our brother gave his life up to take care of his family. He never asked for help for anything. This has hit us at the wrong time of the year and unexpectedly. This Covid 19 disease isn't going away. But its taking our loved ones away from us.
Peter was just 28 years old. He was born in a small town of LaCrosse Kansas. He played football in his middle school years and throughout his high school years at LaCrosse High Schooling wearing jersey #66. Peter loved sports and watching Monday night wrestling. His all-time favorite sport was football. Every Monday night Peter and our dad would cook dinner together and watch wrestling. Peter enjoyed going to the movies and hanging with his friends in his spare time. Our brother was one hard worker that never gave up. Rest in Peace my Big Baby Brother, my Kansas City Chiefs fan. I will always love you. I will never forget you. I love you so much. My heart is so broken. Your big sister, Georgina.
Peter is survived by his father, Arthur Larry Gonzales Sr. of Hays; sisters, Georgina Huamani of Stockton, CA and Victoria Gonzales of Arlington, KS; a brother, Arthur Gonzales Jr. of Kansas; his step grandparents, Esteban and Sue Castaneira as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Delia Frausto Gonzales; grandparents, Chamel Garcia, Mary Frausto Garcia, David and Emma Gonzales.
Celebration of Life services will be 5:30 PM Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.
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Celebration of Life
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Hays, Kansas 67601