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Ronald Galle, Sr.

Jun 29, 2018
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Services:

Funeral Service will be Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home at 10:30 am

Visitation:

Visitation will be Monday, July 2, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Cemetery:

Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Waterloo

Memorials:

Memorials may be directed to the family

Biography

Ronald Lee Galle, Sr., was born June 4, 1947 in Waterloo, IA: the son of Merlyn and Helen Weidemann Galle. He was united in marriage to Sandra Kay “Sandy” Derifield on November 3, 1979 in Waterloo; she preceded him in death on January 30, 2013.

Ronald was a diesel mechanic for Case, Cedar Valley Corporation and Danner Corporation. He retired in 2007 from Harrison Truck Center. Ronald was the East Gate Trailer Court Neighborhood Watch President, belonged to Sons of the AMVETS and a member of the National Rifle Association.

Ronald died on Friday, June 29, 2018 at St. Luke’s in Cedar Rapids at the age of 71. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sandy; a brother Rande Galle and a brother-in-law Bill Peightal. Ronald is survived by four sons: Ronald Lee Galle, Jr., of Evansdale, Donald Lee Shea of Waterloo, Gene LaVerne (Karen) Galle of Evansdale and Louie Lee Galle of Waterloo; four daughters: Bobbi Jo (Chuck) Stocks of Waterloo, Shelley (Bill) Murphy of Waterloo, Jennifer (Chris Ricketts) Bartels of Waterloo and Lori (Kevin) Schares of Independence; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Dorothy Peightal of Williams, AZ and Rhonda (Mary) Galle of Ft. Mohave, AZ;  a sister-in-law Sandy Galle of Waterloo and many nieces and nephews.

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  1. keith zimmerman | Jul 05, 2018
    going to miss u ron , always like joking around and talking to him when ever i saw him..
  2. Tee | Jul 02, 2018

    Dearest Family,

    My deepest sympathies to you all.  Love, hugs and prayers for healing the emptiness we feel.  May God be right there with you to comfort you when you grieve and make happy memories always bring smiles and laughter.  

    It's been awhile, wondering if Teddy and Louie are still around.  If so, I am willing to add them to my family if needed.  

    Lovingly,  Tee      319 610 9203

  3. Tee | Jul 02, 2018

    My Dearest Papa Galle, 

    πŸ’”It hurts my heart to see this.πŸ’”  You n Mama were the BEST residents during my 2.5 years at Eastgate!  I have so many wonderful memories of you 2.  You 2 were my adopted parents, I love you both so much.  Seeing you on your bicycle always made my day!  You are once again with Mama and Bully so I know all is great!  You made the world a better place!  I miss you all and think of all the things and I SMILE!  I'm grateful to have had you both in my life.  I laugh out loud when I think of Thelma and Louise turning to Teddy and Louie πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ Living across the street before you moved always made me feel safe.  You guys were right on it with the scanner!  Then when you moved you were right there steps away from the office!  Thanks much for looking after me and making life there easier!!  Rest in Peace πŸ’—πŸ’“β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’ŸπŸ’ž

  4. Linda McFadden Schuler | Jul 01, 2018
    I remember Ron from high school, and have met a few of his family members over the years. My condolences to his family and friends. 
  5. Tom and Angie Wunder | Jun 30, 2018

    To Ron - We love you and will always miss you.  We are glad you are reunited with your beloved wife, but we are sad to say goodbye. Thank you for being such a good friend to Tom when he knew noone here, and for always be such a wonderful neighbor. 

    Our condolences to the famil - we loved Ron as a neighbor and a friend. He meant the world to us. We are so sorry for your loss. The world lost a good man. Our hearts go out to you. 

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