Albert Walter Galle, 91, of Marissa; born on September 7, 1924 in Marissa; passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis.
Mr. Galle was a lifelong farmer. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was twice awarded the Purple Heart. Albert was a member of the Marissa VFW. He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents –William H. and Emma, nee Albers, Galle. One sister – Viola Kraus.
He is survived by his loving wife Caroline, nee Shubert, Galle whom he married on October 17, 1954 at Holy Ghost United Church of Christ in Darmstadt. His children – Jeffrey (Denise) Galle of Sparta; Donna Galle of Marissa; Steven (Cynthia) Galle of Lenzburg; Darla (Donald) Borrenpohl of Venedy; Patti (David) Dickey of Marissa; Neal (Joan) Galle of Marissa. His grandchildren – Rachel Galle; Steve Galle; Sarah Larson; Carrie Huntley; Jackie Borrenpohl; Kenny Borrenpohl; Jill Prest; Scott Dickey; Katie Carpenter; Zachary Galle; Kevin Galle. Fourteen great grandchildren. Two brothers – William G. (Berniece) Galle of Marissa; Martin (Alberta) Galle of Marissa.
Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11:00am with Rev. Gail Geisel officiating.
Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa.
Memorials may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ or the Sparta VFW.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.