Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8178 Cline Avenue, Crown Point, IN


Joseph G. Gutierrez

December 12, 1955June 19, 2020

Joseph G. Gutierrez Merrillville, IN Joseph G. Gutierrez, age 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family members on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:47 PM in Merrillville, Indiana. Joseph was born December 12, 1955 in Guadalajara - Jalisco, Mexico to John Gutierrez and Esther C. Gutierrez-Juan.

Joseph was a loving husband, devoted father, amazing grandfather, brother and friend. He had an amazing collection of tools and enjoyed fixing anything he could use those tools with. Being a master mechanic was not only his passion but also was his livelihood. His grandchildren will remember him for the time he cherished and memories he made with them. Grandpa Joe, would sit down and play video games with them and allow them to be kids. His kindness and never ending love of his family will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosalba Gutierrez; loving mother, Esther Gutierrez; doting children, Norma (Jaime) Gomez, Aide (Tizoc R.) Amaro, Santiago Herrera, Saul (Jennifer) Herrera, Teamisha Gutierrez and her fiancé, Sean, Crystal G. Gutierrez, Maria (Omar) Velez, Joseph W. Gutierrez; grandchildren, Alejandro Alba, Brianna R. Alba, Luke J. Gomez, Mariano T. Amaro, Xochitl G. Amaro, Isabel Herrera, Berenice Herrera, Angelica Herrera, Sergio Herrera, Mason Herrera, Jaden Hacha, Jaron Hacha, Jalen Hacha, Jamen Hacha, Kai Kenny, Addison R. Borders, two sisters, Christine (Mauro) Gonzalez, Lindalee (Raymond) Alford, and brother, John Gutierrez.

Joseph was preceded in death by his father, John Gutierrez and his grandson, Kaleb M. Shoemaker.

A Memorial Service to honor and celebrate Joseph will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Avenue Crown Point, IN) with Pastor Randy Harrison officiating.

Friends are invited to meet with the family following the service from 12:00 PM - 2:00PM that same afternoon.

Please leave words of kindness and comfort below for the family.

Due to the current conditions of Covid-19, with the funeral home having restrictions on amount of people inside building, the funeral service will be streamed live. Please log into www.facebook.com/chapellawnfuneral a few minutes prior to 11:00 AM.


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Crystal Gutierrez

July 2, 2020

I will always remember you as hardworking, strong, funny, loving, & caring..I loved when you would make your famous oatmeal chocolate cookies, and let us watch tv on the couch while we ate dinner..you always liked to listen to oldies music. You were always very handy and liked to put things together. You taught me so much..you always said think before you talk, and nothing in this world is free..but most importantly you showed me the truth. You raised me in church and I know who God is. Thank you so much for that..I can’t make it in this world without Him...Thank you for being such a great Father. I love you and miss you with all my heart. Rest in heaven.

Addison Borders

June 29, 2020

I will miss you so much grandpa you always made me smile even when I did not feel good.i always loved your laugh and when you talked gibberish to me,I will always love and miss you.😘

Alejandro Alba

June 29, 2020

To the man who helped raise me to be the man I am today. Thank you for everything you’ve done . You will not be forgotten. I love you Grandpa Joe .

Sandy Espinoza

June 29, 2020

Siempre recordaré su alegria y amabilidad.
Quedarán en mi memoria esos momentos compartidos.
Mis condolencias a la Sra. Rosalba y familia.

Santiago Herrera

June 28, 2020

Joe I'll always miss going to visit with you and my mom.... Seeing how you guys got along was an inspiration to all couples...... I'll always miss seeing you drinking your HUGE cups of coffee... Our family will always love you not just for loving our mom for all those years but for the quality of person you were....R.I.P. MATCO JOE YOU WILL BE FOREVER LOVED AND MISSED....... 🙏🙏

Alfredo Sierra

June 27, 2020

Will always remember you!! U changed my life 20 years ago.. I will miss u for ever my friend my homie my mentor!!! It hurts losing you.. but God called for you.. may you rest in eternal paradise. One day we will meet again compa!!!!

william shary

June 27, 2020

rest in peace Joseph ... you will be missed ... many years have past since we talked but my memories stays for ever ... our families grew up together in calumet city ... you were and always will be a good man .

Enrique Meraz

June 27, 2020

All memories with Joe are happy. It was wonderful having him and his family visit us in California. He brought lots of laughter and good times to all those who met him. May he rest in peace.

Prestige Auto

June 27, 2020

My deepest condolences to your family Joe. It's been a pleasure knowing you for 20 plus years. You was always a good friend when needed and a good carburetor trouble shooter cant forget about the inside jokes 😂 (conoses a pancho?)You will be missed. KEEP ON WRENCHING IN HEAVEN. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY 🙏🙏

Sharon Olszewski

June 27, 2020

My deepest sympathy for the loss of Joe. He was a gentle giant. Great memories of growing up with all of you. May he RIP. 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼