King-Lynk Obituary – Adolfo “Joe” Cruz Garcia, 63, Fort Madison


Adolfo “Joe” Cruz Garcia, 63, of Ft. Madison passed away at 6:44 PM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his home.

He was born on February 28, 1954 in Brownsville, TX to Pedro and Elvira Cruz Garcia and was one of sixteen children born to them.  Adolph was a shrimper and enjoyed going to back to Texas for several months and spending time on the shrimp boat; he also was a painter.  He enjoyed gardening, tending to his plants and cooking.  Adolph was very giving and would help anyone no matter what they needed.  He especially loved helping people mow, paint and help them with their yardwork.  Adolph loved his children and grandchildren. He also had a passion for the Blues and loved to play the harmonica.

Survivors include; two daughters, Angel (Trent) Johnson of Ft. Madison and Stacey (Jon) Taylor of Ft. Madison; two sons, Jason (Misty) DeWitt of Williamsburg, IA and Lance (Maggie) Guzman of Ft. Madison thirteen grandchildren, Amina, Analise and Riker DeWitt; Cruz, Noah, Jace and Carly Fedler and Zoe Johnson; Ciara Rascon, Trinity Wilson, Kaydence Wilson and Ava Taylor; Jackson Guzman.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 3-6 PM at Shopton Park in Ft. Madison.  Per his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Ft. Madison Food Pantry and online condolences may be left at

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