Eugene Francis GarciaEugene Francis Garcia, 85 of Lidgerwood, ND passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Restora Hospital, Mesa, AZ. Funeral mass will be Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic, Lidgerwood, ND with Fr. Robert Smith as celebrant and burial at Grand Rapids Cemetery, Grand Rapids, ND. Military honors by: Lidgerwood American Legion Bullis Post #84 & North Dakota Honor Guard. Visitation will be Friday, June 28, 2013 from 4–7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at St. Boniface Catholic Church. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers are: Andy Garcia, Peter Garcia, Kevin Oster, Ed Shelleny, Ashley Garcia & Paul Setnes. Honorary pallbearers: Lidgerwood Camera Club.
Eugene Francis Garcia was born on November 6, 1927 in Minneapolis, MN the son of Henry & Emily (Shelleny) Garcia. He attended St. Boniface School, Lidgerwood Public School, St. Thomas Academy, St. Paul, MN & South High School, Minneapolis, MN. He received a war diploma from South High School after he served in the Navy in 1944. He graduated from NATIC at Memphis, TN as an Aircrew Radioman/Gunner. He was discharged from the Navy in 1946 and returned to Lidgerwood in 1947.