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Armella 'Millie' Galles

Monday, October 17, 2005

Armella "Millie" Galles, 89, of Remsen died Friday, Oct. 14 2005, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center at Remsen.

The former Armella Ludwig was born April 24, 1916, at rural Remsen, the daughter of James and Mary (Bohnenkamp) Ludwig. Millie was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. On April 15, 1941, she married Alphonse Galles at Remsen. They farmed near Remsen until moving into Remsen in 1946. Beginning in the mid 1950s and for approximately 20 years, she was a cook in the hot lunch program at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. In 1975, she began employment at The Abbey of Le Mars, until 1984 when she began working at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen where she worked until retiring in 2000. Alphonse died July 5, 1988. She had been a resident of the Happy Siesta since Nov. 20, 2001.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a long time member of the Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of America. She loved to bake cookies.

Survivors include one son, Donald and his wife, Song Hee of Naperville, Ill.; one grandson, Jonathan Galles and one granddaughter, Kristal Galles, both at home; two sisters, Vernoica "Tony" Ruden and Lenore "Lee" Becker, both of Remsen.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Ludwig; and four sisters, Frances Blum, Cyrilla Henrich, Myra Edwards, Dorothy Dubitsky.

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 at Remsen. Friends may call any time after 2 p.m. today (Monday) at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by the Catholic Daughters of America and St. Mary's Guild and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be Jonathan Galles, Gary Grage, Lyle Heidesch, Larry Ruden, Mike Ruden and Steve Pick.