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Lake Zurich Firefighter Danny Gonzalez

Photo courtesy Lake Zurich Fire Department


Danny Gonzalez July 21, 1964 – August 1, 2013

It is with tremendous sorrow that the Lake Zurich Fire/Rescue Department announces the unexpected death of 13-year veteran Firefighter/Paramedic Danny Gonzalez. Danny began his career with Lake Zurich in August 2000. During his time with us:

  • He was actively involved in the department’s Training and Safety committee where he put his knowledge to use teaching both veteran and rookie members in the arts of fire science and technical rescue.
  • He successfully challenged the latest lieutenant promotional exam and was an acting officer when needed.
  • He was a past President of IAFF Local 3191.

In addition, Danny was a past member of the South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District where he began his fire services career, and a member of the Kane County Sheriff’s Police Correctional Division.

Danny also served in the United States Marine Corps and was involved with the local Marine Corps veteran’s group.

Service arrangements for Danny are as follows:

Wake Tuesday August 6, 2013

1500 – 2100

Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral Home

51 Center Street

Elgin, IL 60120

Fire Department Line-up and Walk Thru

1830 Line-up

1900 Walk Thru

Funeral Services Wednesday August 7, 2013

Saint Laurence Catholic Church

572 Standish Street

Elgin, IL 60120

Visitation starting at 0915

Followed by a Funeral Mass at 1000

Interment is at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W. Hoff Road

Elwood, IL 60421

No formal procession is anticipated.