Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, Ltd.
107 West Sumner Street
Harvard, IL 60033
(815) 943-5400

Fern E. Garcia

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HARVARD – Fern E. Garcia, 76, of Harvard, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at her home.
She was born March 18, 1936, in Lynch, Neb., to Olaf and Agnes (Bjornson) Nelson. She married David Garcia Sr. on Dec. 18, 1965, in Harvard.
Fern loved country music, traveling, road trips, cooking, baking, movies – especially Western movies – dancing, yodeling, sunbathing, anything with noodles, her glass of wine in the morning and being with family. Her "killer" fried chicken and potato salad will be missed.
Survivors include her husband, David of Harvard; children, David (Theresa) Garcia Jr. of Minneapolis, Joseph (Shari) of Tampa, Fla., Monica (Karlin Nageak Itchoak) Garcia-Itchoak of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jamie (Ken) Gibson of Lake Geneva, Wis.; grandchildren, Zachary, Elena, Kaitlyn, Justin and Cedar Rose; and siblings, Irma Streit of Woodstock and Dennis (Theresa) Nelson of Manassas, Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Carol Schickle, Ruby Jacobsen and Gary Nelson.
The visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the 5 p.m. service Saturday, Jan. 26, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133. For information, call the funeral home at 815-943-5400. Sign the online guest book at www.saundersmcfarlin.net.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Jan. 24, 2013
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