Lupe Rudy Garcia, 82, a resident of Buffalo, died Monday, January 4, 2021 at his home, following a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s.
Visitation will be held 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport. Face masks will be required and social distancing is to be respected. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Davenport. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery. A public celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Lupe was born February 2, 1938 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Manuella (Sanchez) Garcia.
Lupe served his country in the United States Air Force from 1955 – 1959. He worked as an assembler for the Farmall Plant in Rock Island.
Lupe was a hard worker, and proud of it. He enjoyed woodworking and tinkering, always had a fix for any problems that popped up around the house. He was always ready to lend a hand, enjoyed spending time with his family, and made many trips to Mexico to visit family. He was blessed to spend 30 years with his partner in life, Alicia, who held his hand through his battle, never leaving his side.
Those left to honor his memory include his beloved, Alicia; children, Lupe (Wendy), Michael, Mark (Savannah), Alonzo, Rosa, and Mary; many grandchildren; siblings, Aurora, Mary, Patricia, Louis, Jessie, John, and Merle.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary; and brother, Jessie.