Minnie Garcia, 93, of Fargo, North Dakota peacefully passed away on December 5, 2020. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, December 12, 2020, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, in Fargo. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Fargo. Fr. Antony Samy Officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:30 AM, Saturday, December 12, 2020, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.
Minnie was born April 12, 1927, to Raymond and Ruth (Rodriguez) Navarro in Mason City, Iowa. She grew up in Fargo, North Dakota attended both parochial and public schools and graduated from Fargo Central High School. After the Korean war she met a young solider from Texas named Santos Garcia. They fell in love, married, and started a family and lived in South Fargo for the majority of her life.
After high school, Minnie began work as a switch board and catalogue saleswoman for Sears and Roebuck. She enjoyed helping people purchase their goods or finding just the right gift. She retired from Sears after nearly thirty years of service. Minnie was a loving mother first and foremost and her grandchildren were her heart and joy. Her home was a gathering place for family and friends. When stopping by you could always count on a “just made” stack of tortillas and a plate of beans and rice; all perfectly seasoned by her love. Many times, during the holiday season her house became enveloped with the smell of handmade tamales simmering in the cooker often followed by dancing to live guitar and accordion music. After retirement, Minnie enjoyed traveling and spending time at her children’s and sister’s home. She also enjoyed doing embroidery, bird watching, and “beating the odds at” the casinos with friends.
Minnie is survived and will be forever loved and remembered by her two sons and son-in-law; Ricardo (Cindy) Garcia, Barneveld, NY, Bob (Tammy) Garcia, Brookfield, WI, Bob Kammerer, Fargo, ND, six grandchildren; Chad (Rachel) Kammerer, Westminster, CO, Carina (James) Barton, Wauwatosa, WI, Tony Garcia, Brookfield, WI, Alex (Matt), Schirmacher, Cottage Grove, WI, Desiree (Derek) Armstrong, Indianapolis, IN, Austin Garcia, Indianapolis, IN, seven great-grandchildren; Kaleb and Isabel Kammerer, Jackson and Brooklyn Barton, Sienna Garcia, Benjamin Shirmacher, and Duncan Armstrong, two sisters; Julie Schumacher, Chillicothe, Ohio; Mary Navarro, Fargo, ND, and Lola Gonzales, Westminster, CA, four brothers; Raymond Navarro, Lake Elsinore, CA, Tom (Sharon) Navarro Fargo, ND, Mario (Pam) Navarro, Fargo, ND and Nick Jr, Navarro, Fargo, ND, several nieces and nephews, other relatives, neighbors and friends.
Minnie was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Santos, daughter Yolanda Marie Kammerer, who she loved dearly, her angel granddaughter Courtney Garcia, and her brothers; Jesse, Daniel and Nick Sr. Navarro, her sisters; Francis Elizondo and Tillie Perez. Minnie had a deep faith in our Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary. She enjoyed a long and full life. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To view a livestream of the service and to sign the online guestbook, go to www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.