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Herman Galligos

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Archived June 6, 2005

LINCOLN -- Herman Joseph Galligos, 54, of Lincoln died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at 12:35 p.m. at Veterans Medical Center in Danville.

His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Pastor Blair Kasfeldt officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

Mr. Galligos owned and operated Pinnacle Freight Services in Lincoln for six years. He was in the trucking industry for 20 years. After his military service he taught at Lewis and Clark Dental College in Alton.

He was a sharpshooter stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany from 1968 to 1972 and was a medic in the Army Rangers.

He was born Nov. 20, 1950, in Wood River to Joseph and Dorothy Grant Galligos. He married Deborah Detjen in Lincoln on July 16, 1988.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; three sons, Bryan Galligos of Godfrey, Jeremy White Galligos of Chestnut and Andrew Galligos of Lincoln; two sisters, Pam (and Art) Cotter of Godfrey and Denise (and Steve) Talbitzer of Brush Prairie, Wash.; his mother-in-law, Mary Detjen of Lincoln; and two sisters-in-law, Denise (and Victor) Martinek of Lincoln and Diane Detjen of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

He coached Little League football and soccer and was an avid Cardinal and Illini fan.

Memorials may be given to the Galligos family.

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