Edward Garcia

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Edward Garcia

March 26, 1943 - January 03, 2019

Edward Garcia Edward Garcia, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 3, at home.
He was born March 26, 1943, in Malakoff, Texas, to Jesse and Manuela (Felán) Garcia.
On Aug. 14, 1971, he married Peggy Troyer at East Goshen Mennonite Church.
She survives along with two daughters, Gretchen (Luke) Morningstar and Alison Romero, both of Goshen; four grandchildren, Nadia and Ben Romero and Jake and Zach Morningstar; and two brothers, Frank (Nancy) Garcia, Buna, Texas, and Paul (Beth) Garcia, Columbus, Georgia,
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Theresa Solis; and four brothers, Rudy, Jim, Jesse and Ben Garcia.
A father figure to many, Mr. Garcia taught fifth grade for years at Model Elementary in Goshen.
He was an active member of Harvest Community Church, serving as its first elder. He was part of the leadership of Celebrate Recovery at Harvest Community Church. He participated in taking the program to Work Release for nine years and then volunteered as a jail chaplain at the Elkhart County Jail.
Ed was an avid gardener and loved to work outside. He loved to read and travel. He also loved attending his children and grandchildren's activities.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service Thursday at 10 a.m. at Harvest Community Church, 17285 C.R. 34, Goshen. Pastors Jim Dreier and Steve Chupp and Jared Yoder, Celebrate Recovery ministry leader, will officiate.
Cremation will follow the service.
Memorial contributions may be given to Elkhart County Jail Chaplaincy Program.
Online condolences may be shared at yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 4, 2019
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Judy and Lonnie Miller
Jan 07, 2019
Thinking of you Peggy, Gretchen and Allison with much love at this time. Sweet sorrow, indeed. Prayers for all of you and the grandchildren as you walk through the next few days, weeks, and months.
Donna (Zehr) Conrad
Jan 05, 2019
Peggy, I am saddened by the loss of your sweetheart. I met Ed at least once, probably in connection with my sister in law, Karen Andrews who also taught at model. I remember being impressed by his gentle spirit and loving demeanor. He has had a wonderful testimony to many. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time ❤️
Susan Hochstetler
Jan 04, 2019
I came to know Ed and Peggy during their visits with Peggy's mom when she lived a Greencroft. I had so much fun joking with them and getting to know their family. This family was one full of love and respect. Whenever I think of Ed, it brings a smile to my face.
What a Christian soldier!! Fly high with the angels!!