Octaviano “Junior” Garcia, 72, of Waupun, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2022 surrounded by family at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.
Junior was born November 20, 1949 in Texas, the son of Octaviano and Ancelma Castro Garcia. In 1962 Junior moved to Waupun with his family. After high school he worked at Mayville Metal as a drill press operator until retirement in 2004. On February 24, 1973 he married the love of his life, Diane Brown at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun. Junior loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed gardening, sports, camping, traveling, and state parks. At a young age he was a golden gloves boxer. He also had a love for riding bicycle and four wheelers, and watching his family do the same.
Junior is survived by his wife of 49 years, Diane; 4 children: Dena (Brian) Greenfield, Chad (Pam) Garcia, Dave (Shanna) Garcia, and Teresa Garcia; 12 grandchildren: Jacob (Lindsey Lindberg) Greenfield and Tyler (Samantha Eachus) Greenfield; Nathan and Reid Garcia; Colten (Chloe Ter Beest) and Dawson Garcia, Alex Johnson, Adrian Gschwind, Ashton and Benjamin Garcia; Miguel and Adriana Garcia-Moreno; a great-grandchild, Mason Greenfield; 7 siblings: Gloria (Mike) Brown, Elida (Greg) Browne, Art (Sharon) Garcia, Elvia (Alan) Palmisano, Ruben (Leisa) Garcia, Molly (Ruben) Rodriguez, and Rose Fairchild-Garcia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ernest Martinez, Linda Thurk, Madonna Reddin, Georgia Mecklenberg, and Bill Brown; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Junior was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dora Martinez; brother, Jesse Garcia; and in-laws: Wayne Brown, Richard Brown, Roberta Shaw, Shirley Brown, and Brenda Brown.
Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Funeral services for Octaviano “Junior” Garcia will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.
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