Benjamin “Wes” Garcia

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November 12, 1953 ~ June 5,2021

Benjamin “Wes” Garcia, age 67, of Hettinger, ND; formerly of Sioux Falls, SD; died early Saturday morning, June 5,2021, at West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND.

Cremation has taken place. The family intends to have a small service for Wes to remember him and pay respects at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, SD.  Please check back for updates on time and location for the services. 

As many knew him, Wes was a Reverend, teacher, therapist, and, of course, a model train enthusiast. During his time on Earth, Wes tried to take care of everyone and give his full attention to the people he loved the most. Yet, his ability to bring people together for a common goal is what leaves an impact on so many he was able to meet in his life. 

Wes was an active member of the Downtown Kiwanis in Sioux Falls and the DSED train club.  He served for many years on the diversity committee for Minnehaha County.  He was involved in many groups and activities that promoted equality and diversity.

During his battle with COP (Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia) Wes never gave up hope. Even until the end, he knew he was going to meet the Lord due to his devout faith and made sure he spent time passing his memories on to others. 

Wes is survived by his wife, Janet, Hettinger, ND; 2 daughters, Amie (Brett) Henderson, Hettinger, ND; and Carolynn (John) Moore, Springfield, VA; a son, Chris Garcia, Minneapolis, MN; and grandchildren, Isaiah, and Isaac Moore; Alyssa, Luke, and Olivia Henderson, and his brother Eugene Garcia, Hettinger, ND. 

Wes is preceded in death by his parents Benito & Blanche Garcia. 

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