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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest sympathy to the entire Garcia family. You all are in my prayers at this time.

Posted by Charley Henson-Cooper - knoxville, TN - Friend   February 09, 2016

We met a long time ago and just recently I had the honor of delivering his communion on a Sunday.

He will be missed and knowing he has gone before me gives me strength
that we will meet again.

Posted by Julie Dale - Sterling, IL - Friend   February 06, 2016

So very sorry to hear of his passing. Know that he is in a wonderful place now and he has been wrapped in the arms of the lord. Prayers to the family that they will find comfort and peace in knowing this.

Posted by Joyce Hilton - Poinciana, FL   February 04, 2016

Had a great time on our trip to Hawaii and to the Pearl Harbor memorial. Also enjoyed several get-togethers at Salvi's house.

Posted by Rita M. Jones - Dixon, IL - Friend   February 04, 2016