Leo Joseph Gallus Jr., age 82, of Pine City, formerly of Delano, died peacefully at his home Sunday, April 28, 2013.
He was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Delano, to Agnes (Mross) and Leo Gallus Sr. Leo grew up and went to school in Delano.
He worked for the railroad for 16 years, and for Hennepin County, plowing snow, for 29 years.
Since his retirement in 1992, Leo enjoyed his life in both rural Pine City and in Quartzsite, AZ.
A gentle and caring soul, Leo will be missed and remembered with much love.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen, of Pine City; children Janes Diers of Inver Grove Heights, Hal Gallus of Montrose, Suzann Corwin of Charleston, SC, and Julie Gallus of Pine City; grandchildren Jenny (Evan) Yoroway of Carver, Becky (Dave) Morris of Eagan, William (Jessica) Diers of Apple Valley, Amanda (Patrick) Covington of Rock Hill, SC, and Stephanie Corwin of Tokyo, Japan; great-grandchildren Evie and Meadow Yoroway, and Emma and Owen Morris; sisters Mary Ann Kuka of Delano, and Delores (Allen) Anderson of Hanley Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass took place Friday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City, with a time of visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Inurnment was in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Pine City.
Arrangements were with the Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel; www.funeralandcremationservice.com.