He was born Oct. 6, 1933 in Karnes City to Lolo and Lionires Garcia. He married Yolanda Rodriguez and moved to Kenedy where he raised his children and lived the rest of his life. Andres worked as a heavy machine operator for Karnes County for many years until he retired.
Survivors include children, Rosendo Basaldu and wife Lucy, Carlos Basaldu, Yolanda Krueger and husband Dr. Conrad Sr., Andres Garcia Jr. and wife Sherri, Lucinda DeLa Paz and husband Ricardo, Victor Garcia and wife Cindy, and Dora Ann Esparza and husband Adam; 19 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters, Helen Jasso, Linda Garza and Modesta Garza; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by parents, Lolo and Lionires Garcia; siblings, Amado Garcia, Delmiro Garcia and Sulema Mendoza and granddaughter Vanessa Esparza.
A rosary was held at 7 p.m., Thursday Mar. 29 at Rhodes Funeral Home, Karnes City. The funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Karnes City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael Ray Prieto, Conrad Douglas Krueger Jr., Joshua Samuel Krueger, Adam Esparza, Mathew Garcia, and Jon Anthony Garcia. Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home of Karnes City where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.