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Victor Garnica, Sr.

July 28, 1937 — March 2, 2019


Victor J. Garnica, Sr., 81, died Saturday (March 2, 2019) at his home in Newton.

He was born on July 28, 1937 in Newton, Ks., the son of Carmen Natal and Frances Porras Garnica, Sr. Victor attended schools in Newton. He enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps in January, 1956 and was discharged in January, 1960 at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Victor married Rosemary Dolores Quiroz on October 26, 1963 in Union City, California. He was a sheet metal worker and a Past President of the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local #355 in Oakland, Calif. Through the years he had worked at Peterbuilt Motors in Neward, World Airways in Oakland and the Naval Air Station in Alameda.

After retiring,Victor returned to Newton where he married Gloria Jean Herrera De Lao on March 25, 1998. She died on February 2, 2004.

Victor enjoyed woodworking and building projects.

Survivors include his son Victor J. Garnica, Jr. of Brentwood, Calif.; daughter Mariaelena Garnica of Union City, Calif.; brothers Jesse Garnica of Halstead, Ks., Gene Garnica of Newton, Ks., Carmen Garnica, Jr. of Canyon City, Colo., Julian Garnica of Wichita, Ks., and John Garnica of California.; and sister Margaret Jaso of Wichita, Ks.; one grandson Guillermo Garnica of California.

Victor is preceded in death by his parents; wife Gloria; brother Jack Joe Garnica; and sister Bertha Briseno.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday (March 8, 2019) followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton.

A memorial has been established with Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.


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