Mittelstadt Funeral Home: Obituaries

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Annabelle Gallagher Annabelle Gallagher
(September 30, 1918 - December 5, 2011)

Annabelle Gallagher, 93 of Lake Mills, IA, died Monday, December 05, 2011 at Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha, IA.

Funeral service will be 10 AM, Thursday, 12/8/2011, at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Lake Mills, IA with Pastor Wendi Gillan officiating.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM Wednesday evening at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street, Lake Mills, IA 50450, and again one hour prior the service at the church.

Burial will take place at the Bohemian Cemetery in Plymouth, IA.

Annabelle Gallagher was born on September 30, 1918 at Plymouth, IA, the daughter of John and Anna (Reindl) Chehock. She graduated from Plymouth High School and attended Business School in Mason City, IA.

She was employed at Decker’s in Mason City.

On July 20, 1941, she was united in marriage to Raymond W. “Bud” Gallagher at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. They made their home in Plymouth, IA, from 1941 to 1948, moved to Burchinal, IA from 1948 to 1968 and then moved to Lake Mills, IA in 1968 where she remained until her death.

She was employed at the Lake Mills Community School for many years. Annabelle and her husband both did volunteer work for V.O.G.A. (Volunteer Organizations Cooperatives Association) in Bangkok, Thailand and Cote d’Ivoire, Africa. Annabelle also delivered meals on wheels for several years. She was an active member of Literary Club, and Asbury United Methodist Church for many years serving on various committees.

Annabelle will be sadly missed by her family; three children, Craig and his wife Marcedes of Iowa Falls, IA; Susan of Iowa City, IA; Jay and his wife Christine of Cedar Rapids, IA; five grandchildren, Jennifer Murra, Melissa Reiter, Sean Gallagher, Margaret Gallagher and Michael Gallagher; four great grandchildren, Riley, Ian, Henry and Lauren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond “Bud” Gallagher; three brothers and one sister.