Esteban Steve Gonzalez

December 6, 1958 - October 10, 2021
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Esteban Steve Gonzalez, 62, entered into eternal rest on, Sunday, October 10, 2021.

He worked for over 18 years with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He will be remembered as a dedicated and diligent employee who served his nation.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ignacio & Carmen Gonzalez.

Esteban is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years of marriage, Sandra Luz Gonzalez; son, Andres Gonzalez; daughter, Carmen Joanna Gonzalez; grandson, Eduardo Esteban Rodriguez; brother, Jaime Gonzalez; as well as numerous other family and friends who will greatly miss him.

The family will be receiving guests on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A chapel service will begin at 7:15 pm. Cremation will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: December 6, 1958
Died: October 10, 2021

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Joanna posted on 6/29/22

I’m really missing you rn dad


Ricardo Martinez posted on 10/19/21

Steve and I became good friends when we both attended LCC, I was always amazed with his calm demeanor and his sense of humor and his ability to bring calm when it was needed. I was shocked to read about his passing, please accept my sincere condolences to the entire Gonzalez family, I pray that you find comfort in this most difficult time. May Steve rest in peace.


Esther Aleman posted on 10/16/21

My most sincere condolences to you , to your son &daughter & grandson. I was there in spirit, with my all my heart. Love all of you and will keep you in my prayers.


Angie Silva (Ashton) posted on 10/16/21

Sandra and Family, I wish I could have made it out tonight to celebrate Esteban’s life. Thank goodness for virtual as I got to join you all online. He was the best God Father to me and will surely be missed. To all those times I drove him crazy as a little kid yet he never said no to babysitting us or taking us out for breakfast. Sending you, Andy, and Joanna a big whole hug! Love you all!!


Alejandra Herrera posted on 10/16/21

In memory of Esteban Steve González, Alejandra Herrera lit a candle


Alejandra Herrera posted on 10/16/21

Descansa en paz compadre!! ?, Familia González-Villaverde un abrazo con mucho cariño y esperando que Dios los fortalezca en esta situación tan dolorosa! Beba y Tita ?


Irene Garza posted on 10/16/21

I was truly blessed to have know you Esteban. I’m so thankful for your help at the academy and for taking care our group. May you Rest In Peace my friend.


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Andy Gonzalez posted on 10/16/21

Dad was a man of many names to many people. He was always working relentlessly for his family and joked about becoming a millionaire when he retired with his investments lol… we all know he was full of integrity and by the book- trying to keep his professional side as private as possible. Ironically, you can catch him on a few episodes of that “Border Wars” show, airing pretty much everywhere… if you were lucky enough to see it, he was also the subject of a viral meme a few years ago (he didn’t know it, though). Anyway, dad was a stand up guy. He joked with and cared about many people, it’s easy to see how many people are coming through to show love after his passing. We all love you, dad. Thank you everyone for all your help and support.


Valerie & Ben Cantu posted on 10/16/21

We never met you but knew of you by your brother Jaime. Our sincere condolences to his wife, children and grandchildren. Your brother Jaime will miss you dearly. May you Rest In Peace.


Rocio Chavez posted on 10/14/21

My condolences to the family of Esteban “Chato” Gonzalez and the Laredo OFO AQI Department that lost a brother and frontline warrior. You will be missed Chato. May you Rest In Peace.


Gilbert Banuelos posted on 10/14/21

In memory of Esteban Steve Gonzalez, Gilbert Banuelos lit a candle


Luis Isauro Villarreal posted on 10/13/21

A Ture American Patriot, words can't describe how much you will be missed at work. You loved serving our Beautiful Country with dignity and respect. Famous quote from Esteban " I Bleed Red, White and Blue". Thank you for all the laughs and great times we enjoyed together.  We did not get to say goodbye, but I know you got your six from up above. May you  Rest In Peace and we will take it from here Chato.


Sandra M. posted on 10/13/21

Chato, It's starting to hit us that you're gone. You may not have known it, but you left a big impact on all of us. Working alongside you was an honor. Your work ethic, your jokes, your laugh, your funny sayings - you made the shift fun. Work won't be the same without you. My deepest condolences to your family. I hope Esteban's family finds strength through this very difficult time. Know that everyone who worked with him loved him dearly and that we celebrate his life by never forgetting all the good moments we have in our hearts about our dear friend. Chato, we will honor your memory always.


Luis Villarreal posted on 10/12/21

A Ture American Patriot, words can't describe how much you will be missed at work. You loved serving our Beautiful Country with dignity and respect. Famous quote from Esteban " I Bleed Red, White and Blue". Thank you for all the laughs and great times we enjoyed together.  We did not get to say goodbye, but I know you got your six from up above. May you  Rest In Peace and we will take it from here Chato.


Juan Carlos Jaime posted on 10/12/21

Chato, the weight of your loss will be felt by the many you have touched and those who had the privilege to call you friend. You were always a welcomed sight at work. The knowledge, humor, and wisdom you have bestowed onto us will continue to be passed on. RIP dear brother, you were loved, cherished, and will greatly be missed by all your peers.


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Marco Hernandez posted on 10/12/21

I’m very sorry for your loss


Marco Hernandez posted on 10/12/21

Tiempo   Tuve el dinero pero no pude comprarte el mañana Con mi inteligencia no pude contestarte él, porque. Caminando por la vida encuentro tus ultimos pasos. En mi soledad escucho tu voz y tu sonrisa. El vacío de mi alma se llena de obscuridad sabiendo que jamas estaras aquí. Los minutos son una enternidad y el mañana nunca amanece. Entregaría todas mis posesiones para volver a tenerte junto a mi. Los años que estuviste con nosotros hoy se hacen pocos. Los días pasan pero el dolor sigue igual. Tus recuerdos son muchos y siempre me encuentran en mi hora de necesidad y por cosas que no se cumplieron y palabras que no se dijeron y por eso te pido perdón. Con tu poco tiempo de vida nos enseñastes como vivir, y como morir., Pero por hoy hasta ese dia, el dolor sera igual. Los últimos adioses no se dijeron Tal vez algún día tendremos la respuesta de tu ausencia, tal vez sabiendo que nos volveremos a ver. Sabías que estabamos contigo cuando te llamaron y solo tú contestaste la llamada. Mis palabras caen sobre una tumba llena de tu vida. Mi tristeza me sigue abrasando La obscuridad es mi guía. Mi última esperanza estaba en la cruz.                       Con la ayuda de Dios, algun día estaremos juntos.   Marco A. Hernández  


Rudy Lerma posted on 10/12/21

Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed. God Bless you!!


Rudy lerma posted on 10/12/21

May God Bless you my brother, we will miss you, please look over us and take care of us. Love you my friend.


Alan Mills posted on 10/12/21

I wish family and friends courage and healing during this tough time. Cry when you feel like it. Let the laughter roll when it comes. And know that Esteban will forever live on in the journeys you shared together.