Gary Galvin

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Gary Galvin03/27/2009
Memorial services for Gary Leroy Galvin, 64, of Melcher-Dallas, will be Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 1 PM at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Melcher-Dallas.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 until 8 PM at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in the care of his family. Online condolences may be left at

Gary was born November 24, 1944, in Knoxville to Garold and Mae Crook Galvin.
He went to Knoxville Schools and then married Linda Marsh in 1963.

He later met Sandra Goering who was his companion for the last 20 years. He was blessed with 4 children:
Tralawney, Gary II, Josie, and Jessica; and by 4 step-children: Chasity, Chuck, Casey, and Cody.

Gary liked to have fun and was a bit of a rebel. He loved to talk
about cars, race cars, and work on cars. Gary was an outstanding mechanic working
independently and for Shinn’s in Knoxville and GMC in Des Moines to name a few,
and also worked at Goff & Nash in Knoxville.

Gary could fix or do anything. Most of all, Gary loved all his family and enjoyed time spent with them.

Gary passed away Friday, March 27, 2009.

He is survived by his mother, Mae Galvin of Knoxville; companion, Sandra Goering of Melcher; children: Tralawney Trueblood of Cedar Rapids, Gary (Jessica) Galvin II of Knoxville, Josie Galvin of Melcher, and Jessica Galvin of Melcher; step-children: Chasity (Jeffery) Mease of West Des Moines, Chuck (Lydia) Goering of Chariton, Casey Goering of Melcher, and Cody Goering of Pella; grandchildren: Gary Galvin
Brandon Galvin, Ryan Galvin, Callarisse Trueblood, and Jared Mease; sisters: Patsy
(Dan) Yates of Waterloo, Dixie Juve of Des Moines, Linda Freshwaters of Palmdale,
CA, and Nancy Galvin of St. Louis, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Garold Galvin and friend and ex-wife Linda Galvin.
Pierschbacher Funeral Home & Cremation Services