Jack Gallmeier, of Cambridge, formerly of the Dalbo area, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011 at the GracePointe Crossing West Gables in Cambridge. He was 95 years old.
A FUNERAL SERIVCE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Lewis Lake Covenant Church with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating.
VISITAION will be from 5-7 pm on Sunday, May 8, 2001 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham & 1hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
INTERMENT will be in the Lewis Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
John Fredrick Gallmeier, of Cambridge and the Dalbo area, passed away on Friday, May 06, 2011 at the GracePointe Crossing West Gables in Cambridge. He was 95 years old.
John, lovely known as Jack, was born on February 5, 1916 in Shakopee, MN to parents Herman and Ruth (Erickson) Gallmeier. As a young child, Jack and the family moved to a farm just north of Dalbo, MN. Jack attended the Whittier Country School North of Dalbo until he was needed full time on the family farm milking cows and growing potatoes. As a young man, Jack purchased his own farm in the Day area where he continued to milk cows and grows crops. One day while driving to Ogilvie, Jack met Irene Lindgren walking to town. The couple was united in marriage on December 12, 1938 in Minneapolis, MN. Together the couple had five children; John, Mary, Gary, Donald, and Barb.
For a number of years during the 1950’s, back when they still used metal cans, Jack drove a milk route for the Day Creamery. Jack finally quit farming in the late 1980’s, but he and Irene stayed on the farm until declining health forced them both to move to the Grandview Care Center in Cambridge. Irene passed away in 2006.
Jack enjoyed fishing in his younger years and playing cards throughout his life. He enjoyed several trips to Montana with his sons, and taking his first air fight at 92 years old. Jack will be remembered for his gentle, loving, and kind nature.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents, wife Irene, daughter Mary Gallmeier, grandson Jeremy Engebretsen, sister Delores Broddy, and brothers Jim and Bill Gallmeier.
He is survived by his sons Jack (Janice) Gallmeier of White Bear Lake, Gary (Colleen) Gallmeier of Stillwater, and Donald (Bernice) Gallmeier of Pine City; daughter Barb (Jac) Engebretsen of Ogilvie; 11 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; sisters Leila Barnes of South Carolina, and Velma Brinker of Forest Lake; sister-in-law June Gallmeier of Circle Pines; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.