Milton Galles, 83, of Remsen, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Milton Galles was born Nov. 5, 1921, at rural Remsen, the son of Michael and Anna (Schneiders) Galles.
Milton was raised in the Remsen area where he received his first two years of education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. In 1930, he moved with his family to near Granville where he received his education in the rural school system until the 7th grade. He received his 8th grade of education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen while he resided with his sister and her husband, Evelyn and Martin Pottebaum. He was then a farm laborer in the Remsen area.
On Jan. 3, 1944, he married Arlene Konz at Alton. They made their home near Marcus for one year then moved to near Granville where they resided for two years, before moving to near Struble, where they lived for two years. In 1951 they moved to a farm near Remsen. They retired on the farm in 1984 and moved into Remsen in 1987.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Luxemburger Brotherhood. He enjoyed playing pinochle, going to the coffee shop and listening to Nashville music.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Remsen; two sons, Dale and his wife, Rose of Marcus, and Donald of Remsen; seven daughters and their husbands, Mary and Pete Block of Sioux City, Marilyn and Terry Bunkers, Audrey and Gilbert Weiler Jr. and Karen and Randy Portz, all of Remsen, Carol and Gary Christoffel and Laurie and Alan Schroeder, all of Granville, and Bonnie and Stan Meyer of Ireton; 42 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Margie Galles of Remsen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Dustin Christoffel; one granddaughter, Angel Lyn Bunkers; one great-grandson, Travis James Weiler; three brothers, Emmanuel, Arnold and Marvin; and one sister, Evelyn Pottebaum.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. Timothy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Friends may call any time after 2 p.m. today (Monday), 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 a rosary by the Knights of Columbus a 8 p.m. all at the funeral home.
Casketbearers will be Matt Galles, Ryan Block, Dan Bunkers, Cory Weiler, Curtis Christoffel and Jeff Schroeder.