Estevan Garcia, a beloved husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, and uncle unexpectedly passed away to eternal life on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, leaving us with broken hearts. The legacy and memories you leave behind for us are endless and will always be cherished. Your gentle, selfless, humble, loving, and positive spirit touched our lives each day. A hard worker from a young age until your last day, you faithfully provided the best for your wife and children, lovingly, selflessly and without complaints. The only brother of 8 siblings, you were a true protector and counselor for your sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. We will miss your generosity, kind words, welcoming spirit, sincerity, and most of all your forever beautiful smile and huge heart. You were truly exceptional and lived your life by your wise words, “Don’t worry and enjoy the moment because tomorrow is not guaranteed. Be happy.”
Estevan, 63, was the son of Leon and Maria Guadalupe Garcia, all from Mexico. He lived in Racine, Wisconsin for 52 years. He was a car enthusiast from a young age and was a self-taught mechanic and auto-body specialist. He could build anything with his hands. His enthusiasm led him to establish Estevan’s Autobody and Repair Shop, which he personally operated for 42 years. He was passionate about his work and the people in the community that he served. He made every job personal, taking the time to listen to his customers and learn about their needs, treating them with integrity, and always with a smile. Many of his clients came to know him as a friend and trusting confidant. He valued each one of them.
Estevan is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Karen Garcia, his daughter Melissa Garcia, his son, Ricky Garcia, his dog, Hercules, seven sisters, Genoveva Garcia (David), Maria Guerrero, Hermelinda Davalos (Lauro), Ramona Delgado (Humberto) Maria Guadalupe Lucero (Robert), Alicia Villa (Leovigildo), Mercedes Garcia Hernandez (Gilberto), 23 nieces and nephews and their families, and many extended family members, whom he cherished. He is preceded in death by his son, Matthew Garcia, parents, Leon Garcia, and Maria Guadalupe Garcia, and his brother-in-law, Raul Guerrero. A visitation will be held for Estevan on Wednesday, November 1,2023 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Strouf Funeral Home in Racine. A additional visitation will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Racine, with a Mass of Christian Burial to start at 11:00 A.M. . Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers, the family ask that you make donations to the Milwaukee Children’s Hospital in Estevan’s name.