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Donald M. Galles

Donald M. Galles,  62 years old, of Remsen, IA, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars, IA, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. 
    Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Remsen.  Graveside military services will be conducted by Post 220 American Legion & Post 3328 V.F.W. of Remsen.  Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009.  There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m., and vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
    Don was born Dec. 7, 1946, at LeMars, IA, the son of Milton & Arlene (Konz) Galles.  He was raised and educated in Remsen.  He attended St. Mary Catholic School at Remsen,  graduating from St. Mary High School in 1965.  Don entered the U. S. Army National Guard on June 19, 1965, serving in the 133rd Infantry & in the Vietnam War in 1969.  Don received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on May 27, 1969 in Vietnam.  He was honorably discharged on April 22, 1971.  Don then returned home to Remsen to farm with his father and brother. 
    Don was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, American Legion, V.F.W color guard,  Sportsman’s Club all of Remsen.
    Survivors include: His mother Arlene Galles of Remsen; One brother, Dale Galles & his wife Rose of Marcus, IA; Seven sisters, Mary Block & her husband Pete of Sioux City, IA, Marilyn Bunkers & her husband Terry of Remsen, Audrey Weiler & her husband Gilbert Jr. of LeMars, IA, Carol Christoffel & her husband Gary of Granville, IA, Bonnie Meyer & her husband Stan of Ireton, IA, Laurie Schroeder & her husband Alan of Granville, IA, Karen Portz & her husband Randy of Remsen; 42 nieces & nephews, as well as several great-nieces & nephews, numerous cousins & friends.
    He was preceded by: his father Milton,  Paternal grandparents, Mike & Anna (Schneiders) Galles; Maternal grandparents Joseph & Emma (Mousel) Konz;  Two nephews, Dustin Christoffel & Travis James Weiler;  One niece, Angel Bunkers. 
    Casket Bearers will be, Ryan Block, Andrew Portz, Randy Schroeder, Cody Bunkers, David Christoffel, Troy Weiler, Matt Galles, Tyler Meyer.

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Sorry, for your loss. Donnie was a great guy. Always a smile on his face and always laughing. This is the way I will remember him.

Randy Hansen Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear od Dons passing He will be greatly missed by us and my brothers Ron and Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jack and Shirley[Galles}Bontje Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Donnie was a great guy! When I came back with Rachel he would always welcome me with a smile. You will be in my prayers. He will be greatly missed

Ashley Manternach Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of the lose of Don. I will keep him and your family in my thoughts.

Mary Jane (Konz) Burke Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

When we lose someone we love, it seems that time stands still. What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why Donnie left this earth so soon, or why Donnie left before we were read...

Pat Schwickerath (Mai) Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I will remember Don as the friendly guy who always had a cheerful smile and greeting for everyone. He was just a good guy! My sympathy to all of your family. I am keeping you in prayer.

Mary (Galles) Hansen Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to all your family. We knew Don all our lives. He enjoyed life. My prayers and sympathy to all of you.

Mary & Wayne Wurth Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My buddy, we will miss you dearly! Your vests, the Westerns, that's our Donnie... our prayers go out to you, the family. God Bless.

Scott & Lisa Pageler Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM