Antonio V. Garcia
- May 10, 1929 - September 12, 2012
- Merrill, Wisconsin
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“Carol and all of Your Beautiful Girls, We send our sympathies and love. Tony and You were a remarkable couple. Together you shared so much. Your...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Phil & Mary Grefe - Merrill, WI
“Rest in peace my brother. Your watch is over, I've got this now. From a fellow Staff Sergeant.
2 of 13 | Posted by: Bill - Colorado Springs, CO
“Carol and Family, Linda and I are so sorry to hear about Tony, and want your to know you are in our thoughts. Sincerely, John and Linda...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: John Emerich - Cary, IL
“Words are a loss at this time. All I can say is Uncle Tony will remain with me in my heart right alongside my Dad and Mom never to be forgotten. I...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Cathy Emerich Burrows - Merrill, WI
“Dear Linda and family, Our condolences on the loss of your dear one. We humbly ask God to comfort you in your time of grief and to receive Antonio...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jesse & Jane Garcia - TX
“I pray for the family, now missing a Dad and husband. We believe Tony's resting peacefully now, free of all aches and pains and worries. Amen
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jerry & Maty Boettcher - WI
“To the family of Antonio Garcia, Connie and I offer our sincere condolences. We only regret not meeting Antonio before he left us. We are sure that...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mr & Mrs Eduardo Garcia - Porter, TX
“Thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family.
8 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy L. Meier - Merrill, WI
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this very hard time. I never met Antonio but I have heard so much about him from Anita and I know...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Laurie Julius-Carver - Anacortes, WA
“Dear Anita and Family, Our deepest sorrow at the passing of your father, husband and grandfather. May God's grace be with you at this...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Rhonda &Paul Siegman - Germantown, WI
“Momma shared lots of her most memorable stories of her dearest brother, our "Uncle Tony" with us that I will cherish forever. I remember the last...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Cindi Rodriguez-Mata - TX
“May the Family somehow find comfort through God's grace.
12 of 13 | Posted by: Robert T. Guevara - Camarillo, CA
“We have heavy hearts. Tony was the best brother! What a sense of humor. He gave so much of himself. He was the best example as a father, grandfather,...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Reiny & Sally Peterson - FL
Antonio "Tony" Garcia, 83, of Merrill, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born May 10, 1929 in Benavides, TX to the late Gabriel & Refugia (Vela) Garcia. After a pen pal courtship, Antonio and Carol Peterson were united in marriage on October 3, 1953 in Merrill. Antonio grew up in Texas and joined the U.S. Army in 1948 where he served for 20 years, retiring in 1968 as a Staff Sergeant. He served in the Korean and Viet Nam Wars. His tours of duty included Korea, Viet Nam, England, Guam, France and the Eniwetok Nuclear Testing grounds. After his military service, Antonio worked for Merrill Distributing for 25 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of St. Stephen's United Church of Christ and the VFW Post #1638. Survivors include his wife: Carol Garcia, Merrill; five daughters: Linda (John) Bergh, Merrill, Anita (Kenneth) Garcia-Holzemer, Anacortes, WA, Lucinda Dill, Kansas City, MO, Susie Beaver, Kansas City, MO and Theresa (Russ Radloff) Garcia, Merrill; six grandchildren: Elliot Dill, Leslie Dill, Anna (Joe) Izenman, Elena Holzemer, David Holzemer & Seth Kroll; two brothers: Augustin Garcia & Juan Rudulfo Garcia: one sister-in-law: Ruth Jane Heath, Merrill; and two brothers-in-law: Reinhart (Sally) Peterson, Tomahawk, & Tom (Marsha) Peterson, Eagan, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Santos & Gabriel Garcia Jr, three sisters: Zoila Zamora, Ofelia Guevara and Maria Luisa Rodriguez; two brothers-in-law: Donald and William Peterson, two sisters-in-law: Shirley Thompson and Betty Hass, and one son-in-law: Kevin Beaver. Memorial Services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, November 9, 2012 at Waid Funeral Home. Pastor Linda Kuhn will officiate. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM Friday before the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Stephen's United Church of Christ or the Lincoln County Humane Society. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.