Oscar Gonzales 62


Oscar Arispe Gonzales, 62, of Belle Fourche died at his home from complications of diabetes on September 21, 2023. Oscar was born July 13, 1961 in Senora, Texas to Oscar Sr. and Jane (Gomez) Gonzales.

He graduated from Belle Fourche High School in 1980 where he played basketball and football. Attended college at Bismarck State where he played football. He worked his way into a starting noseguard position on defense. Oscar served in the United States Marine Corp as a transport operator with the 3’d Marine Aircraft Wing in El Toro California.

He married Melissa Scherr July,1995. They had one son, Tanner Gonzales. He worked at EZ Fab as a welder fabricator and a Maintenance Tech for IDIC Specialty drilling chemicals. Oscar enjoyed fishing and hunting. He guided elk hunters for Big Sky Guide & Outfitters out of Wilsall, Montana for several years. He loved fishing with friends at Orman Dam, and depending on the bite has been known to fish all night leaving just in time for work.

Oscar’s passing was preceded by his parents, Oscar Sr. and Jane Gonzales He is survived by his son, Tanner Gonzales of Henderson, NV; siblings, Lynda Schmidt of Denver, CO, Sam (Barb) Gonzales of Thornton, CO, Larissa (John) Noriega of Modesto, CA and Leroy (Andrea) Gonzales of Belle Fourche.

A Celebration of Life will be held tenta- tively in July 2024 at which time the obituary with date and time will be posted. Arrangements are under the care of Kline Funer- al Chapel of Belle Fourche. An online guest book is available at klinefuneralchapel.com.