Otilia Garcia, age 78, of Elgin, passed away May 4, 2019 at home surrounded by her loved ones.  She was born September 16, 1940 in Mexico to her loving parents, Olegario Rodriguez and Oliva Rosalez.

Loved ones will remember Otilia as a hard-worker, a fighter and a warrior who taught us all not to give up and to always have faith.

Otilia had a big heart and cared for others. She treasured spending time with her grandchildren and cooking for family. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time in her garden.

Otilia was preceded in death by her husband, Alfredo Garcia.

She is survived by her children Josie (Johann), Chris (Fernando), Trini, Jose, Ernie, Letty and Rogelia “Luly” (Jesus); grandchildren Dalilah, Jordan, Jayson, Melissa (Alex), Fernando (Vada), Brandon (Victoria), Crystal, Amanda, Jose, Tiffany, Manuel, Ernesto Jr. (Cynthia), Jesika, Erick, Javier (Esmeralda), Jasmine, Yesenia, and Jocelyn; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 12:00p.m. until time of service at 2:00p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120, Rev. Robert Camacho officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, 1001 Villa St., Elgin IL 60120.

For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.

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