Frederick Gonzalez, 78, of Newton, died Friday (April 6, 2012) at the Kansas Christian Home. He was born on August 27, 1933 in Newton, the son of Eleodoro and Herlinda Castillo Gonzalez. Fred was raised in Newton, graduating from Newton High School in 1952. He was married to Mona Jimenez. Fred served in the U.S. Air National Guard, retiring in October 1993. He had served on the Newton City Commission during which time he was a Mayor of Newton in the 1970’s. Fred was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Midwestern Polka Club, he was an Eagle Scout and had been a scout master. Fred was retired from the Derby U.S.D. 260 Maintenance Dept. Survivors include sons Freddie of Newton, Tony of Harlingen, Tx., Terry of Tulsa, Jimmy of Minneapolis, Minn., and Carlos of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; brother Roman Gonzales of Walton; sister Jennie Sanchez of Derby; 13 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Manuel and John; and sister Mary Margaret Gonzalez. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday (April 10, 2012) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday (April 11, 2012) also at the church with The Rev. Juan Garza officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday 9am til 5pm. A memorial has been established with Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114. Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.