Joseph D. “Joe” Gamboa


Joseph D. “Joe” Gamboa, age 55 of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at his residence in rural Highland, IL.

He was born November 20, 1960, in East St. Louis, IL, the son of Hipolito and Pauline (nee Steele) Gamboa.

On May 30, 1987, he married Karen Lynn Sronce at Caseyville, IL. She survives.

He was a member of US Steel Local 1899-Granite City; H.O.G. (Harley-Davidson Owners Group).

Joe was born in East St. Louis, IL and grew up in Troy. He was a 1978 graduate of Triad High School. He had worked as a welder in East St. Louis for General Railroad. Later he worked in demolition for H&M Services. He then worked at US Steel in Granite City as a Crane Operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family and Harley Davidson Motorcycles were his true passion.

Survivors include :
Wife – Karen L. Gamboa nee Sronce, Highland, IL
Son – Joshua J. (Christine) Gamboa, Highland, IL
Son – Specialist Jeremiah J. Gamboa US Army, Fort Benning, GA
Grandchild – Scarlet E. Gamboa, Highland, IL
Sister – Paula Jo (Pat) Lindsey, Highland, IL
Sister – Brenda Mae (Jick) Lindsey, St. Jacob, IL
Nephew – Dennis (Katherine) Lindsey, Alhambra, IL
Nephew – Adam Croteau, Alhambra, IL
Niece – Michelle (Terry) Snider, Highland, IL
Niece – Dawn (Mike) Swift, St. Jacob, IL
Nephew – David Lindsey, Highland, IL
Niece – Robin (Chad) Kelso, St. Jacob, IL
Niece – Penny (Scott) Wrigley, Alhambra, IL

He was preceded in death by :
Father – Hipolito J. Gamboa
Mother – Pauline C. M. Gamboa nee Steele
Sister – Diane Croteau

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL .

Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL., with Rev. Mark Gause officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to To The Family.

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