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Albert Galle

Albert Galle

Albert Walter Galle, 91, of Marissa, IL; born on September 7, 1924 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Galle was a lifelong farmer. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was twice awarded the Purple Heart. Albert was a member of the Marissa VFW. He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents –William H. and Emma, nee Albers, Galle. One sister – Viola Kraus.

He is survived by his loving wife Caroline, nee Shubert, Galle whom he married on October 17, 1954 at Holy Ghost United Church of Christ in Darmstadt, IL. His children – Jeffrey (Denise) Galle of Sparta, IL; Donna Galle of Marissa, IL; Steven (Cynthia) Galle of Lenzburg, IL; Darla (Donald) Borrenpohl of Venedy, IL; Patti (David) Dickey of Marissa, IL; Neal (Joan) Galle of Marissa, IL. His grandchildren – Rachel Galle; Steve Galle; Sarah Larson; Carrie Huntley; Jackie Borrenpohl; Kenny Borrenpohl; Jill Prest; Scott Dickey; Katie Carpenter; Zachary Galle; Kevin Galle. Fourteen great grandchildren. Two brothers – William G. (Berniece) Galle of Marissa, IL; Martin (Alberta) Galle of Marissa, IL.

Memorials may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ or the Sparta VFW.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11:00am with Rev. Gail Geisel officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

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  1. Administrator says:

    You are one of our heroes.
    We will remember you always and miss you dearly.
    Take your Warrior’s rest for a duty well done.

    I wish to extend to members of your family my deepest sympathy on their loss. May the force of GOD be with them as they walk through this difficult time. May the loving promises of our LORD and Savior comfort them and give them

    Posted by: PHIL ODOM – HOUSTON, TX Jan 12, 2016

  2. Administrator says:

    Being life time friends with Neal, I got to know Albert during my teen years along with all the Galle family while spending time at their house. His quiet manner hid a quick smile and laugh, always ready for a joke. I had such great times with all of you giving me many memories that stayed with me all these years!

    Posted by: Charlie Strube Jr. – Ridgefield, WA – Friend Jan 12, 2016

  3. Administrator says:

    My prayers uplifted and sympathys extended on behalf of the Galle family. Albert’s son Neal was a classmate of mine growing up in Marissa, and I also knew Neal’s wife Joan, as well as Albert’s daughters Darla & Patti and her husband David in school. Though I never got to know Albert personally, he had a marvelous reputation as a hard-working Christian man who loved and valued his reputable family. May God grant peace and comfort to his surviving loved ones.

    Posted by: CURTIS PAUL LAWSON – Montgomery, TX Jan 13, 2016

  4. Administrator says:

    Dear Darla, Patti,Steve,and all the Galle family,
    We would like to extend our condolences on the loss if your father. How lucky you all are to have him with you all this time. May you find comfort in your sorrow by remembering all the joy.
    Sincerely, Lynne and Lori (nee Mavers) Schneider

    Posted by: Lori Mavers Schneider – Waterloo, IL – school friend of children Jan 13, 2016

  5. Administrator says:

    Caroline, Jeff, Donna, Steve, Patti, Darla and Neal.
    We are So sorry to hear about Alberts passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all..

    Posted by: David & Karen Averbeck – Marissa, IL Jan 14, 2016

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