Fernando "Fred" Garza

  • Born: November 20, 1953
  • Died: November 9, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

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Fernando "Fred" Garza, 65 of Sterling died Saturday November 9, 2019 at his home.

He was born on November 20, 1953 in Sterling, the son of Glafiro and Soledad (Pèna) Garza Sr. He married the former Marie Henning on June 14, 1996. He had worked in the heating and cooling profession and had operated his own business Fred's Heating and Cooling. In the past he liked working with stained glass.
Survivors include his wife, Marie; his son, Christopher (Janette) Garza of Sterling; his step sons, Shane Lawson of Watertown, WI and Jamie Sathoff of Rock Falls; his grandchildren: Olivia, Hailyn, Elizabeth and Mason; his sisters: Susan (Clifford) Ortiz and Selma (Pete) Estrada both of Sterling; his brothers: Glafiro (Mary) Garza Jr and Rojelio (Crystal) Garza both of Sterling and David Garza of Conroe, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Derik Garza; his granddaughter Jade Garza; his sister Sandra and his brother Raul.

Visitation will be Thursday November 14, 2019 from 5-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow Friday at 10 AM at the funeral home. Burial at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling.