Edward J. Galle, 83, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Heartland Healthcare Center, in Moline. A funeral mass was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5 at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Pakula officiated. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, where a scripture service was held at 6:45 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Edward Galle Memorial Fund.

Edward J. Galle, 83, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Heartland Healthcare Center, in Moline. A funeral mass was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5 at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Pakula officiated. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, where a scripture service was held at 6:45 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Edward Galle Memorial Fund.

Ed was born Nov. 18, 1934, in Osco Township, the son of Muriel and Josephine (Hermans) Galle. He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1952. Ed married Marilyn Minnaert on Oct. 15, 1955, in Atkinson. Ed was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church. He farmed in rural Cambridge for 28 years. Ed later worked for the Co-Op Gas & Oil Company in the Osco branch as manager for 14 years. Ed served on the Cambridge School Board for many years. Ed was a member of the Knights of Columbus, ASCS Office Board, Henry County Pork Producers where he had served as past president, and Co-Op Gas & Oil Board. Ed enjoyed fishing and loved his time outdoors with family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory include sons, Jeff (Pat) Galle, of Pittsfield; and Dan (Emily) Galle, of Cambridge; daughter, Peggy (Jerry) Hickenbottom, of Cambridge; six grandchildren, Danielle (Jeff) Little, Travis (Ashley) Galle, Renee (fiance Brandon Foley) and Kyler, Lucas and Logan Hickenbottom; and five great-grandchildren. His sister, Janice DeFauw, of Atkinson, also survives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Muriel and Josephine; and by his sister, Dorothy Fuller.