Elisa Garza, 81, of Wood Dale passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 at home surrounded by those who loved her most. She was born on October 11, 1939 in Mexico the daughter of Benito and Ignacia Garza. She grew up in Mexico and that is where, after growing into a young woman, met the love of her life, Marcelino. On March 16, 1963, he made her the lucky Mrs. Garza. Shortly after, the two migrated to the Chicagoland area in 1964. It was a house in Bensenville where they started their family and raised their six loving children. She is the loving and nurturing matriarch of four generations whose tradition of love and family will live on in the hearts of the family she raised.
She is survived by her devoted husband: Marcelino Garza; her two loving daughters: Susana (Miguel) Garza and Miry (Antonio) De Luna; her four adoring sons: Sam (Terie) Garza, Juan (Concha) Garza, Jr (Adrianna) Garza, and Jaime (Zintia) Garza; her 13 cherished grandchildren; 3 precious great grandchildren; and her dear sister: Isabel (Americo) Garcia; as well as many other family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter, Ashley Garza; her grandson, Miguel “Papucho” Garza; her brother, Renato Garza; and her sister, Olvido Garza.
A visitation and funeral mass will both be held at Geils Funeral Home, 260 W Irving Park Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191 on Thursday, November 12, 2020. The visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and the funeral mass will be at 6:00 PM. Arrangements are handled by Geils Funeral Home. For information, please call: (630) 766-3232.