Mr. Salvador W. Garcia

  • Born: December 6, 1925
  • Died: February 3, 2016
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Mr. Salvador W. Garcia, 90, of Sterling, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at his home.

Born December 6, 1925 in Dixon, he was a son of Joseph and Barbara (Steanz) Garcia.

He was united in marriage to Delores M. Seidel on March 25, 1948 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on January 12, 2005.

Mr. Garcia was a US Army Veteran Private 1st Class and served proudly in Europe as a tank gunner during WW II with the 22nd Tank Batallion, 4th Armor Division from August 1943 until December 1945. He enjoyed working in his yard, gardening, fishing, camping and woodworking. He was an avid Notre Dame fan and loved going to Cubs games. His passion was supporting his grandchildren at their sporting events. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Sterling American Legion Post 296 and the Dixon Elks.

Those left to honor his memory include his children: Barbara Tretteen of Sterling, Josie (Tom) Gascoigne, of Sterling, Carol (Craig) Stumpf, of Dixon, Michael (Sue) Garcia, of Dixon, Joseph (Denise) Garcia, of Sterling, Elizabeth (Denis) Perret, of Parker, Colo., and Robert Garcia, of Chicago; 3 sisters, Connie (Larry) Cervantes, of Sterling, Rachel (Stan) Bance of Rock Island and Rebecca Marroquin of East Peoria; 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a brother Anthony Garcia and 4 sisters, Angelina Esparza, Rose Ferguson, Victoria Troxell and Gloria Garcia in infancy.

Visitation will be from 1-4 PM Sunday, February 7, 2016 at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling with the rosary at 12:30 PM. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM Monday, February 8, 2016 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Sterling with Reverend Adalberto Sanchez, celebrant, officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling with full military honors provided by the Sterling American Legion Post 296. A memorial has been established in his memory.