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Gladys Mary Galvin

Gladys Mary Galvin, age 76 of Buffalo, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at her residence.

She was born June 25, 1928 in Buffalo Township, Wright County, the daughter of Herman N. and Rose Rancour Otten.

Gladys and Thomas J. Galvin were joined in holy marriage July 29, 1950 at the Church of St. Francis in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with nine children.

Gladys was formerly employed in the accounting department of Wright County Human Services for 20 years.

She was a lifelong, faithful member of the Church of St. Francis in Buffalo.

Gladys also served as a volunteer at Park View Care Center, and enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and sewing.

She was preceded in death by husband, Thomas J. Galvin, on June 14, 2002; her parents Herman and Rose Otten; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas C. and Lu Galvin.

Gladys is survived by her children: Jeanne Norman (fiancé Mike Klein), of Winsted, Mike (Janet) Galvin of Delano, Mary (Jeff) Fasching of Winsted, Dennis Galvin of Buffalo, Lori (Steve) Westphal of Monticello, Bob (Jenine) Galvin of Santa Maria, Calif.; Teresa (Rich) Voge of Buffalo, Margie (Gary) Weber of Winsted, and Rita (Mark) Quigley of Monticello; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by sisters and brothers Florence Rasset of Montrose, Caroline Salonek, Francis (Elaine) Otten, and Vernon (Liz) Otten, all of Buffalo; and Don (Mary) Otten of Hillman; sister-in-law Rosemary (Richard) Junceski of Brooklyn Center, and many other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Francis in Buffalo, The celebrant was Father Francis A. Pouliot, and interment followed at St. Francis Cemetery.

Friends called Sunday, Feb. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel, and a prayer service took place at 7:30 p.m.

Honorary casket bearers were Kerri Fasching, Beth Herder, Katie Quaas, Julie Norman, Sara Weber, Amanda Weber, Megan Weber, Abbey Voge, Heather Westphal, Jodi Galvin, Cindy Galvin, Amy DesMarais, Cody Quigley, and Tim Norman.

Casket bearers were Troy Norman, Matthew Westphal, Ryan Galvin, Thomas Galvin, Bryan Galvin, and Eric Westphal.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.

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