Gonzalo (Darwin) Flores

February 23, 2021


Born in Cayambe, Ecuador and raised in Quito, Gonzalo is survived by his loving wife Meghan, daughter Luciana and son Matias as well as immediate family in Minnesota: Jeni (mother-in-law), Fredy (cousin and brother-in-law), Alison (sister-in-law), Gabriel (nephew), Ana (niece), Ami (sister-in-law), Wim (brother-in-law). He is also survived by his caring parents Gonzalo and Teresa, and his siblings Alfredo, Marjori and Felipe, and many, many uncles, aunts and cousins in Ecuador. Gonzalo’s deep love for Meghan led him to take a journey of over 3,000 miles from Ecuador to the Twin Cities over 20 years ago. Gonzalo and Meghan were married for over 10 years before they decided to start a family with the birth of their preciosa Luciana followed by their little pumpkin Matias. Gonzalo loved spending time with his family and friends in Minnesota and was always very connected to his family and loved ones in Ecuador despite the distance. It was extremely important to him to video chat with them often and continue returning for visits as often as possible. He was also very grateful for the few trips he was able to take with his family to enjoy other cultures in faraway places such as Europe and Puerto Rico. He enjoyed hosting grill parties, playing soccer, spending time outdoors with his dear family and music from all over the world. He cared for those around him deeply and always told his loved ones how much they meant to him. Gonzalo left us on February 23, 2021 and he will live on in the hearts of so many people who love him tremendously. 

A private family visitation will take place on Sunday, February 28 at the Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center followed by a COVID-SAFE REMEMBRANCE OF LIFE SERVICE at St. Andrews Lutheran Church on TUESDAY, MARCH 2 at 10am. 



COVID-SAFE protocols will be followed in directing the flow foot traffic at arrival and departure. Attendees will be seated in socially distanced pods. Masks fully covering nose and mouth are required for attendance.

The service will also be available via live stream:

Remembrance of Life Service

Please join Gonzalo’s family to grieve his passing and celebrate his life. 

Tuesday, March 2 at 10am

St Andrews Lutheran Church

900 Stillwater Road

Mahtomedi MN 55115

In lieu of flowers . .

As so many people have reached out to ask how they can help the family or send money from afar, Meghan’s sisters setup a GoFundMe site to help Meghan, Luciana and Matias. No one attending the service in person or virtually should feel obligated to contribute. We are forever grateful to everyone keeping the Flores family in your thoughts or prayers.

Health Precautions and Guidelines for Attending an On-Campus Event at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church

St. Andrew’s asks that you do not attend an on-campus event if you answer “yes” to any of these questions:

Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last month?
Have you had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last two weeks?
Have you developed any of the following symptoms in the last two weeks?

New or worsening cough or shortness of breath?
Sore throat?
New muscle aches?
New headache?
New loss of sense of smell or taste?
Do you have a fever of 100.4 degrees or more and/or have you taken medication to reduce a fever in the last 24 hours?
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea?

The best information we have from both public health officials concludes that older adults and those with underlying medical conditions may be at greater risk if they contract the virus. Understanding these risks, if you are in one of these vulnerable categories, please make your own decision about whether or not to attend. 

Due to the need to physically/socially distance and according to the MN Department of Health guidelines, we have established a maximum number of congregants for all on-campus events, including funerals. Reservations will be required. Please register by March 1. You will be checked in when you arrive in the Sanctuary. There is no visitation as part of the service at St. Andrew’s.

Please enter the building at Door 1 of the Sanctuary building from the main parking lot on the east side of the Sanctuary and proceed to the check-in table.

While we recognize that children under two and some with special medical needs cannot wear one, appropriate masks or face coverings are required in buildings on our campus. Extra masks will be available at check-in.

We have a plan for physical/social distancing in our Sanctuary. Our staff will be on hand to guide attendees to appropriate seating areas.



Memorial Service
March 2, 2021

10:00 AM
Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church - Mahtomedi
900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, MN 55115

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