Maria Garza

February 16, 1926 - May 15, 2017
Racine, WI



Tuesday, May 30, 2017
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Life Story Funeral Homes - Betzler
Kalamazoo Location
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-2900

Prayer Service at 7:30 PM.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
11:00 AM EDT
St. Joseph Catholic Church
936 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 343-6256

Burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Lunch will follow in the church hall.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Hispanic American Council
930 Lake Street, Suite A
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 385-6279
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Schafer's Flowers Inc.
3274 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(800) 760-7050
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Life Story / Obituary


The Life Story is in the process of being written. Below is her obituary:

Age 91, a former resident of Kalamazoo, MI began her eternal journey on Monday, May 15, 2017, in Racine, WI. Born February 16, 1926, in San Antonio, TX, she was the daughter of Manuel and Eulogia (Salinas) Quinones and survived all her siblings and parents. She is preceded in passing by her husband, Manuel Perez Garza (2005) and their son, Ramon Q. Garza (2008). Esther’s family include her children: Manuel (Marsha) of Portage, MI; Maria Elena (Brad) Huntley of Murray, KY; Luis (Carmen Castro-Garza) of Racine, WI; Eloisa (Craig) Prescott of Murray, KY; Jesús (Dorothy McNamer) of Madison, WI; José (Roxane Rohweder-Garza) of Idaho Falls, ID; Andres (Sandra) of South Bend, IN; and Lydia (Craig) Campbell of Flushing, MI; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends may spend time with Esther’s family on Tuesday, May 30 from 5-8 PM at the Betzler Life Story Funeral Home in Kalamazoo, 6080 Stadium Drive, (269-375-2900). A celebration Mass will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday May 31 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 936 Lake Street with Msgr. Mike Hazard, Celebrant. Esther will be laid to rest beside her loving husband at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Please visit Maria Esther Garza’s personal memory page at www.Betzlerfuneralhome.com where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her online guestbook before coming to the funeral home. Esther and Manuel were both active members of the originating “Grupo del Rosario.” Memorial contributions in their honor may be made to the Hispanic American Council, 930 Lake Street, Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3097.