Obituaries

James "Jim" Gallery

Apr 12, 2021
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Services:

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 AM, Saturday, April 17, at St. Edward Catholic Church, Waterloo

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Visitation:

one hour before services at the church

Cemetery:

Calvary Cemetery, Waterloo with military rites by Hudson AMVETS Post #82 and United States Navy Honor Guard.

Memorials:

Parkinson's Foundation

Biography

James "Jim" Gallery, 81, of Hudson, died Monday, April 12, at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital. He was born March 10, 1940 in Waterloo, to Walter Sr. and Eleanor Buehner Gallery. Jim served in the United States Navy, 03/13/1957 to 01/12/1961. He owned and operated Gallery Trucking Company for many years, retiring in 1995. He drove truck parttime for many more years, retiring officially in 2011.

Jim married Patricia Smith in 1958; they later divorced. He married Marilyn Neese October 4, 1996, at the Community Church of Hudson.

He was a member of Blessing Catholic Church in rural Hudson. After it closed, he attended St. Edward Catholic Church in Waterloo. Jim was a lifetime member of Hudson AMVETS Post #82, longtime member and past president of Hudson Jaycees, Hudson Lions Club serving as expert tail twister, lifetime member of USS Hancock Association CV/CVA-19, and a founding member of Hudson Music Makers.

He enjoyed playing his guitar and harmonica, long walks in the woods looking for blue bells, working on his old pickup truck, riding his bike, and visiting with people. He also liked to fish and had many favorite fishing spots (all kept secret).

Jim is survived by his wife; 3 daughters, Koby (Kent) Tjaden‚ Hudson, Wanda (Troy Fuller) Dixon‚ Dakota Dunes‚ SD, and Anne (Patrick) Shaughnessy‚ Wadsworth‚ IL; sons, Chester (Lisa)‚ Hudson and Peter (Michelle)‚ Atkins; stepsons, Michael Neese‚ Ankeny and Mark (Shari) Neese‚ Cedar Falls; 14 grandchildren, Kassy & Jared Boyer, Nick & Ashley Strong, Molly Franken, Wyatt & Megan Franken, Madison & Conner Williams, Sarah Gallery, Aidan Gallery, Emilee Gallery, Kayla & Collin McIntyre, Samantha Neese, Alyssa & Tristan Wilhelm, Zachary Neese, Rebekka Neese, Savanna Neese; 3 great grandchildren, Beckett Boyer, Cason & Calen Strong, plus Baby girl Franken on the way; and a brother, Jerald (Sharon)‚ Waterloo. He is preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Ruben Andersen; a sister, Marlys Gallery; 3 brothers, Walter Jr. and Don Gallery and Jerry Lee Andersen; a sister in law, Betty Gallery.

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  1. Brenda Finch | Apr 16, 2021
    Wanda and her Family ❤️ When I met Wandas Dad I called him, no disrespect to others,  we talked about his guitar playing and that Whiskey he liked, Mr. Gallery you are a beautiful man, Wanda loves you dearly, you will be missed here on Earth. Till we see you in Heaven! ✝️ Sweet Soul 
  2. Kelvin Chvojka | Apr 16, 2021
    My heartfelt condolences to the family. I first met Jim when I played little league baseball, and he was my coach. He made a big impression on me as a kid. I have a lot of very good memories of the whole family. It is very hard to lose a parent. I wish you all well.
  3. Jerry Randall | Apr 15, 2021

    Sorry to hear about your father, in our thoughts and prayers

    Jerry and Maria Randall

  4. Mary Jane Gallery | Apr 15, 2021
    Sending prayers & heartfelt  sympathy to the whole family  during this most difficult time.
  5. Mackenzie | Apr 14, 2021
    sorey for your loss
  6. Lazer Spot Family | Apr 14, 2021
    We are truly sorry for your loss. We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences
  7. Lazer Spot Family | Apr 14, 2021
    We are truly sorry for your loss. We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences
  8. Jolayne Gallery Kress | Apr 14, 2021

    So sorry to hear about Jim. Always remembered him and the family at the Gallery Reunions. My most sincere sympathy to the whole family.

    Boone(Dan) and Jolayne Kress

  9. Jolayne Gallery Kress | Apr 14, 2021

    So sorry to hear this about Jim. Always remembered him and the family at the Gallery Reunions. My most sincere sympathy to the whole family.

    Dan & Jolayne Gallery Kress

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