Marvin Galles, 80, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Marvin Galles was born Nov. 14, 1924, at rural Remsen, the son of Michael and Anna (Schnieders) Galles. Marvin was raised in the Remsen area until 1930 when he moved with his family near Granville. He received his education in both the rural school system and St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. He was then a farm laborer in the Remsen and Granville area. On Jan. 8, 1946, he married Margie Konz at Alton. They made their home near Archer where they farmed until 1949 when they moved to the Neptune area to farm. In 1958 they moved to a farm near Marcus and one year later moved to a farm southeast of Remsen. They retired and moved into Remsen in July 1995. In September 2000 he became a resident of The Abbey of Le Mars, and had been a resident of the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen since September 2002.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed the family sing alongs that they had and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife, Margie of Remsen; two sons, Gerald and Charles and his special friend, Jan Richardson, all of Remsen; five daughters, Sharon and her husband Thomas Harpenau, Janet and her husband, Ric Hansen, all of Alton, Donna and her husband, David Waldschmitt of Remsen, Judy and her husband, Dennis Bollmeyer of Hinton, and Linda and her fiance, Terry Feder of Struble; 30 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Milton and his wife, Arlene of Remsen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David; two brothers, Emmanuel and Arnold; and one sister, Evelyn Pottebaum.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Revs. Timothy Johnson and John Vakulskas officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery in Remsen. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m., a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and rosary by the Knights of Columbus at 8 p.m., all at the funeral home.
Casketbearers will be Brandon Bollmeyer, John Galles, Joseph Galles, Jeff Harpenau, Rick Waldschmitt and Rod Waldschmitt. Knights of Columbus honorary bearers will be Art Braun, Dale, Donald, Larry, Paul and Roger Galles.