Charles E. Galligan

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Charles "Chuck" Galligan, age 87 of New Hampton, IA, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.l A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Chuck will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton, IA with Father Brian Delleart and Msgr. Carl Schmitt concelebrating the mass. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton. Military rites will be provided by the New Hampton American Legion Post # 38 and the Alta Vista VFW Post #4069. Visitation will be from 9-11a.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the church. Online condolences for Chuck’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Charles Eugene Galligan was born on August 12, 1929 to Joseph and Florence (Underwood) Galligan on the family farm in Lawler, IA. Chuck attended grade school, and was a 1947 graduate of Lawler High School. He then worked on the farm with his father until he enlisted in the US Navy in 1950. Chuck served on an aircraft carrier during the Korean War. On May 2, 1953, Chuck was united in marriage to Janet Kamla at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Seattle, WA. After his honorable discharge in 1954, he returned to Iowa. Chuck purchased Chuck’s Standard Station in New Hampton which he operated for four years. He then operated Standard Oil Tank Wagon until his retirement in 1991. He drove school bus for 14 years. He enjoyed gardening, wintering in Texas, golf, bowling and was a Cardinals fan. He loved being with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and enjoyed attending their sports activities. Chuck was a member of Holy Family Parish in New Hampton, Knights of Columbus, New Hampton American Legion, Alta Vista VFW Post #4069 and New Hampton Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Janet Galligan of New Hampton; his children, Wayne (Vickie Dowell) Galligan of Hurst, TX, Vinny (Jackie) Galligan of Gladwin, MI, Pat (Mitch) Felder of Carthage, NC, Kenny Galligan of Denver, IA, Kathy (Steve) Johnson of Allen, TX, Karen (Roger) Meirick of Alta Vista, IA, Dale (Dawn Ringham) of Mason City, IA; his brothers, Duane (Millie) Galligan and Jim (Doris) Galligan, both of New Hampton; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Jon Galligan and one sister-in-law, Celine Galligan.

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  1. Pat, I’m sorry to hear about your dad. Our prayers are with you and your family. Brad and Maureen

  2. So sorry Janet. Prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Richard and Rose Holschlag

  3. Galligan Family: Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Chuck and I really enjoyed several years of Golf and good times together. Will always remember this guy and our time together. Larry

  4. Janet and family, our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Always enjoyed our visits with Chuck. We will miss him.

  5. May the memories of Chuck fill your minds in the next days. He will be missed by all that knew him and visiting with him after mass. All my thoughts and prayers. Jeanne Roder

  6. Sorry to hear of Chucks passing. Will miss seeing him at Mass he would always wonder if I was still driving bus. My deepest sympathy to Chucks family.

  7. Dear Janet and the Galligan Family: I was so saddened to hear of Chuck’s passing. Chuck was always very kind and caring of my family as he would deliver the bulk gas. Chuck saved one of my children from a bicycle crash. We talked about that for years. My prayers go for all of you. Sharon Trewin


  9. Mitch & Pat, Roger & Karen—so sorry for your loss—our deepest sympathy!!!Cherish the memories!!

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sorry for your loss. Chuck was such a nice person, which is reflected in his beautiful family. Blessings, Chub and Mary Frese

  11. Karen and Roger and all of the Galligan family…so sorry for your loss. May your cherished memories be a comfort to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

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