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Martin Galle

Martin Galle

Martin Carl Galle, 97, of Marissa, IL; born on August 3, 1922 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Freeburg Care Center.

Mr. Galle was a farmer.  He was a United States Army Veteran and worked at Scott Air Force Base after his service in the army.  He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ.  Mr. Galle was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign War and the Cattleman’s Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents – William and Emma, nee Albers, Galle.  His wife – Alberta, nee Triefenbach, Galle.  One brother – Albert Galle.  One sister – Viola Kraus.

He is survived by one son – Milton (Ruth) Galle of New Athens, IL.  His grandchildren – Derek (Rebecca) Galle; Denise (Casey) Gann.  His great-grandchildren – Davin Galle and Clayton Galle.  One brother- William (Bernice) Galle of Marissa, IL.

Memorials may be made to Friendens United Church of Christ.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00noon.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 12:00noon with Rev. Brett Palmer officiating.

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

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Gene Wiggins Narfe Chap1019 says:

    Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  2. Jerry and Cathy Pannier says:

    So sorry to hear of Martin’s passing. He was a good friend and a great man. Prayers for all of his family.

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