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“Marie, Love and condolences to you and the Garza family. My thoughts are with you throughout this difficult time. Peace ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Don Auman - Englewood, CO

“So sorry to hear of Fred's passing! We just learned of it last night or we would have attended services..Our thoughts and prayers are with Marie,...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Julie Tunk - Dixon, IL - Friend

“Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow. May the love of those around you bring you strength. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: William Weedman - Macomb, IL

“My dear Marie, I am so sorry to read of your Fred's passing. Please know you and your family are in my prayers that God wraps His loving arms around...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Julie Sutton - Pecatonica, IL

“My dear Marie ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Julie Sutton - Pecatonica, IL

“We're so sorry to hear about Fred's passing. I've known Fred since I was in grade school. We have crossed paths over the years,he was a great guy....Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Debra Austin - Rock Falls, IL


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.