Gonzalez, Ilona "Nikki" (Nee Benter ) Taken too soon on February 1, 2016 at the young age of 30. Loving mother of Oliver Gonzalez. Cherished daughter of Michael and Jeanette Benter. Proud sister of Mandy. She is further survived by other relatives and many friends. Ilona received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Alverno College, making a lasting impact on the school. Through volunteering, working on the Alverno Alpha and as a recent adjunct instructor, she showed her commitment to education. Ilona encouraged Oliver at his various athletic activities and loved photographing her friends and family. Memorial Gathering Saturday at the funeral home from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Memorial Services Saturday, February 6th at 3:00 PM at Joseph E. Sass Funeral Home, 1019 W. Oklahoma Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Oliver's Education Fund appreciated.