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Harold Galligan

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Harold Galligan, age 93 of New Hampton, IA, died Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. A private family gathering will occur at a later date. There will not be a public visitation or service. Harold was born November 2, 1927, in New Hampton, IA, to Clement and Philomena "Minnie" (Denner) Galligan. He was the second of four children. He attended school in Lawler and graduated in 1945. He worked on the family farm until he served in the US Army (1951-1953) in Korea. After the service, he returned to farming north of Lawler until his retirement. In 1962, he married Jeanette Aves of Mason City. Together, they had five children: Jennifer, Kathryn, John, Caroline, and Christopher. Harold and Jeanette retired to New Hampton in 2001, where he lived until his passing. Harold is survived by his wife Jeanette; children, Jennifer Galligan, Kate Galligan, John (Tricia) Galligan, Caroline (Gary) Rankin, and Chris Galligan; five grandchildren, Sean Galligan, David Galligan, Sam Galligan, Erin Rankin, and Claire Rankin. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; Donald Galligan and Paul Galligan; sister Helen (Galligan) Brugman, and several in laws and extended family members.

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  1. Jack and Dianne Blazek – Lawler We extend our deepest sympathy to Harold’s family. He will be missed by many. Rest In Peace Harold. You deserve to be with our Heavenly Father. God bless your family.

  2. What a wonderful man. I am blessed to be a part of his life. We always had chocolate or cookies that Jeanette made before breakfast . Shhh!! If you could get him to sing, he had a beautiful voice. I will truly miss him. God bless Harold’s family, before COVID, they were so dedicated to him, every night a visit for supper.

  3. My deepest sympathy to his family. One of the sweetest residents I have ever cared for. One of the finest men I have ever met.♥️🙏

  4. Departed from the well worn stage, His final words ascend, Behind the towering back stage drapes He awaits our play to end. Stage light bathes us tearful few, Yet cast upon the stage, Love illuminating roles called life, With various shades of age. There was sensed the ripple of the drapes, That hid him from our sight, But only ‘til this play should end, And we could reunite. by Dale Rhoades

  5. So sorry for your loss – John & Tricia Galligan and the family. May your greatest memories find you comfort. Jackie Stiff

  6. Sorry for your loss. I’ve been thinking of all of you and hoping that the memories of laughs soon outnumber the tears.


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