Paula D. Garcia – Voice Of Muscatine

Paula D. Garcia, 72, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at Trinity Rock Island.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, June 14, 2024, at the Ss. Mary Mathias Catholic Church. The Reverend Chris Weber will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m., on Friday, June 14, 2024, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family, in honor of Paula. Online condolences may be made at

Paula was born on January 25, 1952, in Texas, the daughter of Guadalupe R. and Carmen DeLeon Gonzalez.

She lived many years in the Muscatine and Quad City area. She was very social and outgoing and loved getting dressed up and putting make up on. She enjoyed cooking, listening to music, and having family cookouts at her home. Paula was a devoted Catholic and looked out for so many people.

Paula is survived by her spouse of 25 years, Antonio Marceleno; six children, Marcy Garcia, Rachel Garcia, Mario Garcia, Monica Garcia, Juan Garcia (Susana Aguilar), and Isabell Garcia; 24 grandchildren; one sister, Victoria ‘Vicky’ G. Miranda; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded by her parents; and five siblings, Maria Herlein, Lydia Brinson San Juanita Zaehringer, Fidel Gonzalez, and Robert Gonzalez.

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