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Roger Dean Galloway

May 23, 1943 ~ June 2, 2019 (age 76)

Roger Dean Galloway, 76, of Grand Mound, Iowa, died Sunday morning, June 2, 2019, at Genesis Medical Center-DeWitt.

Roger was born May 23, 1943 in Maquoketa to  Harold and Earline (Riggs) Galloway.  He was raised and attended school in Grand Mound.  Roger married the love of his life, Linda Loose on April 6, 1964.  He owned and operated Galloway Trucking for 17 years and later drove for Waterbed Creations and Leonard Olson Trucking retiring from Clausen Warehousing.  Roger also owned Galloway Disposal Service for a number of years.

He was a member of the Grand Mound Volunteer Fire Department for 27 years, was a board member of the Grand Mound Ball Club and was a founding member of the Grand Mound Fireworks Association.  In retirement Roger enjoyed mowing for Wendling Quarries.  He also enjoyed camping, tinkering in his garage, jigsaw puzzles, word searches and the Chicago Cubs.  Most of all he loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Linda; his children, Rita (Wayne, Jr.) Crist of Delmar, Becky (Gary) Berner of Lost Nation, Debbie (Gary Kleppe) Kyarsgaard of Delmar, Denise (Jeff) Schwien of Blue Grass and Sharon (Bill) McAleer of DeWitt; his grandchildren, Ashli (Jeff) Veach, Shalyn (Keaton) Mueller, Hunter and Isaac Crist, Courtney (Gene) Ehlers, Luke and Cassidy Berner, Dustin and Wyatt Kyarsgaard, Nick, Zach and Sarah Schwien, Laiken and Ethan McAleer; his great-grandchildren, Brayson and Veda Sieverding, Gunner Veach and Brody Ehlers; his siblings, Jerry (Barb) Wirth, Earl (Jo) Galloway, Larry (Pat) Galloway, Barb (Ken) Schroeder, Al (Pam) Galloway, Jim (Bev) Galloway, Marcia (Ron) Barten and Linda Miller; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bob (JoAnn) Loose, Helen Lindsay, Pat Bickel, Janet Galloway and Carol Galloway; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Roger in death were his parents; siblings, Rhea (Merwyn) Hasenmiller, Darlene (Ken) Simmons, Delores, Don, Dwain, Russ (Marilyn) and Geff (Hilma) Galloway and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Marie Hillock and Earl Loose.

The family will receive relatives and friends at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019.  A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2019, in the church with the Rev. Fr. Stephen Page officiating.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Grand Mound. 

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Dustin Kyarsgaard, Nick Schwien, Luke Berner, Wyatt Kyarsgaard, Zach Schwien, Hunter Crist, Isaac Crist and Ethan McAleer.  Members of the Grand Mound Fire Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.

 

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