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MASON CITY -- Donald R. Keith, 83, of Mason City died
Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at 5:30 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center
His funeral was Thursday morning at Hurley Funeral
Home, with the Rev. Dustin Fulton officiating. Visitation
preceded the service.
Burial is in Mason City Cemetery.
Mr. Keith farmed just northeast of Mason City until 1984.
Then he owned and operated Nashville Sound Country Opry in
Mason City for 16 years.
He was born Sept. 6, 1921, in Mason County to Jesse and
Sara Mulford Keith. He married Thelma Irene Huffman on Dec.
28, 1952. She died Nov. 30, 2001.
He is survived by one brother, Harold Keith of Mason City;
two sisters, Dorothy Krause of Mason City and Betty Emmons of
Lincoln; five nieces; and two nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Raymond.
He was a member of the Mason City Christian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mason City Area
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Archived June 8, 2005
LINCOLN -- Herman Joseph Galligos, 54, of Lincoln died
Sunday, June 5, 2005, at 12:35 p.m. at Veterans Medical Center
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Pastor
Blair Kasfeldt officiating. Visitation is during the hour
preceding 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
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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