Ruben Garza

April 12, 1930 - Dec. 11, 2009

Ruben Garza was born in Runge, Texas, on April 12, 1930, and passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, in Corpus Christi, Texas, at the age of 79. Ruben was a Waukesha resident for many years.

He is survived by Maria Dora Lamb, his loving companion of 25 years. He is also survived by his children, Pat (Jay) Maines, Linda (John) Bultman, Kathleen Alfter, Paul Makowski and the late Peter Makowski; his sisters, Hortencia Castillo, Elida Mena and Amelia Coronado; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. He was loved and cared for by the Lamb and Flores families in Corpus Christi.

Ruben retired from International Harvester with more than 30 years of service. He will be deeply missed by his good friends at Dave’s Restaurant, George Webbs and Hardees, all in Waukesha. Ruben was an avid bowler in Waukesha for many years.

Visitation will be held from noon until the 1 p.m. memorial service Sunday, Dec. 20, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 1875 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield.

Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit online at