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ROCK FALLS – Ruth "Cuca" Garza, 89 died Saturday November 16, 2019 at Regency Care of Sterling.

She was born on November 21, 1929 in Eaglepass, TX the daughter of Gonzalo and Apalonia (Garcia) Rodriguez. She married Rosendo Garza on February 23, 1947 in Edinberg, TX. He died April 14, 1996. She had been member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling.

Survivors include three daughter: Lydia (Roberto) Martinez of Rock Falls, Emelda (Leonard) Moerke of Huntley, Gloria (Steve) Ballard of Plainfield; eight sons: Roberto (Karen) Garza of Sterling, George (Kelly) Garza of Crossville, TN, Rosendo (Diane) Garza of Prophetstown, Raymond (Rosie) Garza of Huntley, Andy (Shelle) Sikkema of Clinton, IA, Alex (Michelle) Becker of Las Vegas, David (Erin) Andrews of DeKalb and Kipp Mershon of Davis Junction; two sisters: Salvadora "Dora" Jimenez and Virginia McClemen; one brother Ruben Rodriguez; many nieces and nephews; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Rachel Saenz; four brothers: Francisco Rodriguez, Jose Rodriguez, Alexandro Rodriguez and Rodolfo Rodriguez; her grandson Nick Garza and her half-sister Nieves.

A gathering of friends and family will take place on Thursday November 21, 2019 from 10 – 11 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The service will follow at 11 AM with the Reverend James Keenan officiating. Burial will conclude at Calvary Cemetery.

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