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Antonia Garcia

d. April 4, 2013

Antonia Mata-Garcia of Austin, Minnesota died Thursday, April 4, 2013 at St. Mark's Lutheran Home. She was born May 10, 1927 in Childress, Texas to Pedro Mata and Maria Andrade Mata. She grew up in Piedras Negras, Coah., Mexico and Eagle Pass, Texas. On April 10, 1950 she was united in marriage to Aurelio Martinez Garcia. They were migrant workers, finally settling in Adams, Minnesota. They moved to Austin in 1969 to raise their family. Antonia loved to cook, bake, and was an active member of the St. Augustine Rosary Council. She had many talents such as crocheting, quilting, ceramics, upholstery and making piñatas and her popular paper flowers. She was very active in the Hispanic Catholic Community and started the Spanish Ministry in Southern Minnesota. Antonia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband Aurelio "Joe" Garcia. She is survived by daughters: Dolores (Greg) Ansley of Covington, Georgia and Heidi Velasquez of Austin, Minnesota, granddaughters: Vanessa Garcia of Austin, Celleny Garcia of Austin and Martina Garcia of Mountain Lake, Minnesota, grandsons: Jason Ansley of Columbus Georgia, Shiloh Garcia of St. Paul, Minnesota, great-grandsons JJ Sandoval of Austin, Cruz Garcia of Austin and Avery Garcia of Austin, brother Guillermo Mata of Houston, Texas, sister Rumalda Cardenas of Houston and Ramona Jimenez of Douglas, Arizona, also many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed and loved by her family and friends. A funeral mass for Antonia Garcia will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin at 11:00 a.m with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening at Mayer Funeral Home from 4 until 7p.m. with a rosary at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.. There will also be visitation at the church one half hour prior to the mass.

Service Information


Tuesday, April 9 2013
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Wednesday, April 10 2013
11:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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