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Michael Garcia

Michael Garcia Sr.

Tuesday, October 27th, 1953 - Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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Michael “Big Mike” Garcia, Sr. 65 died Tuesday March 26, 2019 at his home in Garden City. He was born October 27, 1953 in Garden City the son of Manuel & Phyllis (Pichardo) Garcia.

Michael attended St. Mary Catholic School and graduated from Garden City Senior High School. Growing up he pitched in and helped the family owned business “El Zarape” grow into the legacy it is today. He married the mother of his children, Michelle Gerstner, in Garden City. They later divorced. He worked for USD 457 as a truancy officer at Abe Hubert Middle School for many years and was an authority figure, mentor, and friend to many youth that needed his guidance. His impact in that field led many to become successful adults. His favorite past time was cheering for the Pittsburg Steelers and making sure his sister Cookie could hear him loud and clear when he did so. He also enjoyed fishing, spending time with his dogs, and spending time with his grandkids. His shared many fun times with his special nephew, Jordan, who will forever cherish the memories created with love.

He was preceded in death by his Parents- Manuel & Phyllis Garcia & Siblings- Guadalupe Jimenez, Secundino Garcia, Andrea Flores, & Joey Garcia, Sr.


Sons: Nicolas Garcia of Colorado
Mike Garcia Jr., of Branson, Missouri

Siblings: Cookie Jurado of Garden City, Kansas
Hector Garcia of Houston, Texas
Tony Garcia of Garden City, Kansas
Manuel Garcia Jr. of Wichita, Kansas
Louie Garcia of Wichita, Kansas

9 Grandchildren
2 Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

A Rosary will be held 7:00 pm Monday April 1, 2019 and Funeral Mass 10:30 am on Tuesday April 2, 2019 both at St. Mary Catholic Church. Friends may call 1:00 -8:00 pm Sunday March 31, 2018 and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday April 1, 2019 at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. A private family burial at Valley View will take place at a later date. The family suggests memorials to the Michael Garcia Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N 7th Street, Garden City, Kansas.

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Chelsey Hoffman

Posted at 06:12am
I extend my heartfelt sympathy to Mr. Garcia's family. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered for his kindness and good spirit. In this time of unimaginable grief, you can find great comfort in the hope for the future present in the bible. At Isaiah 25: 8, the Bible promises a time when God “will swallow up death forever.” Also, Acts 24:15 boldly states, "there is going to be a resurrection." The resurrection this verse talks about will give us the opportunity to see our lost loved ones again on Earth. I know it will be a joyous time when you can see Mr. Garcia again!


Diana Ramirez

Posted at 01:11am
From my heart I send you all my most sincere and deepest condolences. I was a student at Abe Hubert when Mike was there and he became a great friend to me and someone I could trust. He was an amazing person who was always looking out for all the students making sure everyone was doing well and staying out of trouble. My heart still aches since I found out of his passing because people who really care as much as him specially in the school district nowadays are hard to find. I will continue to keep him in my prayers and all of you so you may find comfort and courage to face the days ahead of you.❤️ Mike will always be remembered in our hearts. May he rest in peace.. Sincerely,
Diana Ramirez (Former AH student 07-09)

Paula Flores

Posted at 08:00pm
Our deepest condolences to your family. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
Paula & Roque Flores

Manuel Rodriguez

Posted at 10:01am
I will always remember mike as the Security guard at Abe Hubert. He always smiled seem like he never had a bad day . I always cracked jokes with him and he would shared a few than yells at me to go back to class . Jokingly said to a girl that she was going be my girlfriend one day . Eventually she did. Haha. After high school i found out he was an uncle to one of my friends. At the time it’s been over 5yrs since I haven’t see him. So I got excited. When I visited him he remembered me right away of the trouble kid in middle school. Lol ..... He was so passionate to his dogs and loved his family dearly. Only memory I have of him is the awesome security guard at Abe Hubert Middle School. Rest easy Mike. We all Will miss you dearly.


William Hebrlee

Posted at 09:41pm
I worked with Mike at Abe Hubert and he always had a smile on his face !
Sad to hear of his passing. God speed !

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