Gustavo Alonzo “Gus” Chavez

Gustavo Chavez

Gustavo Alonzo “Gus” Chavez, age 37, of Lyons. Loving son of Eleazar Chavez and Virginia Chavez, nee Parra; beloved boyfriend of Cristina Loza; dear brother of Laura (Darren Carlson) Chavez, Julio (Isabelle Leon) Chavez, and Daniel (Kimberly Cruz) Chavez; grandson of Herminia Magaña and the late Salvador Chavez and Eusebia Delgado and the late Salvador Parra; tio of Analia, Logan, and Violet Chavez; he leaves behind many cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. A connoisseur of sweets, music festivals, memes, sweepstakes, and positivity. His upbeat attitude was contagious, loved far beyond his heart, and spirit as big as the world. All that encountered Gustavo are lucky to know such a warrior.

Visitation Sunday, October 03, 2021 from 3:00 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Monday, October 4, 2021 8:15 A.M. to 8:45 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Monday 8:45 A.M. to St. Odilo Church, 2244 East Ave, Berwyn, IL Mass 9:30 A.M.

For the safety of all, the family respectfully requests that all in attendance wear a face covering.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Ricky Aviles-Santana condolence:

    Chico your time on earth was short but you left great memories with everyone you came across. We will all miss you and may your family have strength.

  2. joseph jesse Cruz condolence:

    My condolences to the Chavez family on the loss of your son.

  3. Amanda Perez condolence:

    I am lost for words was in complete shock seeing this loss. Gus was always such a nice person and very positive.

  4. Lorena, Asier y Gabino Ocaña condolence:

    Aquellos que amamos nunca pueden estar más lejos que a un pensamiento de distancia. Mientras que exista un recuerdo de ellos, vivirán por siempre en nuestros corazones. Nuestro corazón está con ustedes Tío Eliazar, Tía Vicky Laura, Daniel, Julio , madrina Herminia y toda la familia.

  5. Andrew Bosse condolence:

    My condolences to family and friends of Gus. What an amazing soul that we were all blessed to know. Gus and I spent time as students in the HVAC program at Ferris State University. His positive personality was infectious and inspiring. I am forever grateful our paths crossed.

  6. Johnny and Kary Saldaña family condolence:

    Our deepest condolences!
    Our prayers to the family and friends!
    What a great guy!
    He fought a good fight!
    We should all learn from him!

  7. Thad Kuzma condolence:

    So sad to hear of Gus’s passing!
    I went to FSU with Gus and he is who got me signed up with the Be the Match bone marrow registry. I actually got matched and was able to help someone and I credit Gus for leading me to do that. He always brought joy to those around him.
    Praying for the family during this difficult time.

  8. Luzia Tartari condolence:

    Gustavo was such a wonderful person. I feel priviledged for having known him at Ferris and so grateful that he was a part of my family’s life for the time that he was there and after graduation, through his friendship with my daughter Natalia. He never gave up on his goal of finishing his degree, despite his health challenges. It was a joy to watch him get his diploma and be acknowledged for his drive and accomplishments.I’ll always cherish my memories of Gustavo, from the first time I met him at a college fair and talked about enrolling at Ferris, to meetings, festivals, student dinners at our house, up until his graduation. May God comfort his family and give him a peaceful, eternal rest.

  9. John Calfa condolence:

    Gustavo Chavez RIP

    We were there when you were just a young
    man & it was a honor to know you & watch you grow into a special person.

    God Bless ❤️❤️John & Bonnie Calfa

  10. Natalia Carvalho Pinto condolence:

    Dear Virginia, Laura, and Gus’ family: My thoughts, my heart and prayers are with you right now. Thank you so much for sharing a little bit of Gus with me… Thank you for all the times you welcomed me to your home, and for sharing his love and light with all of us. He taught me so much, and I will always cherish our friendship! He always saw the silver-lining and positive in every situation, regardless of how bad it was. He knew so many people and places and introduced me to so many new new things. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I hadn’t met him. Though I know the world will never be the same without him, I pray that he left a piece of his strength and positivity behind for us, and as you move through this incredibly difficult loss. Your family will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you.

  11. Steve Killian condolence:

    God Bless Brother!! You are missed

  12. Sam Yi condolence:

    Thoughts & Prayers to Gus and family/friends. Great person, always positive attitude and smile on face. RIP Gus..God be with you.

    Sam Yi

  13. Sharon Cruz condolence:

    My condolences to his family and friends
    May God Bless

  14. Gonzalez condolence:

    Dear Familia Chavez,

    Vicki, Irene, and Laura, I am heartbroken by the loss of your son, cousin and loving brother. May strength come from unforgettable and loving memories shared among your family and friends.
    Gus, descanse en paz, and keep smiling that is how I remember you.
    With heartfelt condolences, I send healing prayers and wishes to the Chavez Family.

    Liz Gonzalez.

  15. Francisco y María Miranda condolence:

    Familia Chávez. Mis más sincero pésame. Que Dios nuestro Señor Jesucristo lo tenga en su Santa Gloria. Y a ustedes les de su completo consuelo. Descanse en paz. Así sea.

  16. Sandra L. Diaz condolence:

    My most sincere and deepest condolences to all the family and friends. Everyone hang in there, he’s was definitely one of the best humans out here. May his memory remind everyone to always smile, always move forward and to touch the people that are around you in a positive way. He was a true example of the impact we can have on other peoples lives. May you rest in heavenly peace buddy.

  17. Piedad Magaña condolence:

    Mi más sentido pésame aa toda la familia Chávez Dios les de fortaleza en este dolor tan grande no ay palabras que pueda sanar este gran dolor ..ánimo familia les mando un fuerte abrazo

  18. Cedric Carter condolence:

    My condolences to the Chávez Family. Gus is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met and had a smile everytime I saw him. Rest well brother.

  19. José y Araceli Eufracio condolence:

    Nuestras más sinceras condolencias x esta gran pérdida dios les de la fortaleza para esta tiempos difíciles los tendremos en nuestras oración x el eterno descanso de Gustavo les mandamos un fuerte abrazo familia Chávez

  20. Jim Enstrom condolence:

    Gus was one of the great ones. Worked with him on the Halas hall project he was on. He will be dearly missed.
    Condolences to the Chavez family and friends.

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