- Born on: February 26, 1931
- Departed on: November 24, 2008
- Resided in:
Arthur Rodriguez Gonzalez
Arthur Rodriguez Gonzalez Sr., 77, of Des Moines, died Monday, November 24, 2008 at the Kavanaugh Hospice House, Des Moines following an extended battle with cancer. Per his wishes, Arthur was cremated. Memorial Services are pending. The Cremation Society of Central Iowa is handling arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Marty of New Hampton, IA; Children, Arthur A. Gonzalez Jr. of Des Moines, Jesse Gonzalez of Des Moines, Martha Rohrer (Tadd) of Norcross, GA & Randji Gonzalez-Bennett of Des Moines; Grandson, Kip Rohrer of Norcross, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Arthur Rodriguez Gonzalez Sr. was born February 26, 1931 in Tornillo, TX, the son of Jose & Maria Gonzalez. He married Marty Cisneros on June 29th, 1963. He raised his children in Mason City, then moved to Des Moines in 1985. Arthur worked as a diesel mechanic at Bosselman Travel Center in Altoona, IA for 15 years until his retirement. Arthur made many friends over the years with his great humor, big laugh, and his enormous generosity. He always made himself available to help people even if they were complete strangers and he was running late. You could always find him with his head under the hood of a car, a wrench in one hand, and a "cold one" (beer) in the other hand. If you were feeling down, he''d cheer you up with a funny joke or a goofy story. Arthur was a faithful member of Jehovah''s Witnesses in the Spanish congregation in Des Moines. Online condolences may be left by visiting www.iowacremation.com under "obituaries".