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Published June 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

Eugene Francis Garcia

Eugene 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.

Eugene Francis Garcia

Eugene 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.

On April 28, 1950 he was united in marriage to Dolores Ann Hennings at Lidgerwood, ND. Eugene worked for the Lidgerwood Monitor until 1963 then joined the US Postal Service. He clerked in Lidgerwood & Fargo until 1978 then they moved to Kulm, ND where he was Postmaster until retiring in 1993.

Eugene enjoyed photography & ham radio. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, editor of the newsletter: The Viewfinder, co-founder of Lidgerwood Camera Club, Lidgerwood Park Board, Lidgerwood Golf Club, Lidgerwood American Legion & Red River Council, BSA. He was involved in boy scouts & cub scouts for 17 years and was scoutmaster for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife: Dolores Garcia, Lidgerwood, ND; sons: Lynn (Juliana) Garcia, Fargo, ND & James Garcia, Mesa, AZ; 4 grandchildren: Peter & Andrew Garcia and Carissa & Ashley Garcia.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Henry & Emily Garcia.

On-line guestbook: www.frankfamilyfuneralhome.com

Frank Family Funeral Home, Lidgerwood, ND is in charge of the arrangements.

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