His family is not giving cancer another victory in the case of their father, husband, brother, uncle, friend, and most of all, grandpa Gale Allen Posusta. The gates of heaven opened for him Friday, March 18, 2016, at his home.
Gale won the battle the best way that he possibly could, and was surrounded by his family during his last days. His strong will to live and unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried him to the heavenly gates.
Gale was born May 10, 1955, in Cokato, to Ray and Rose Posusta, the middle child of five children. He was baptized and confirmed at the Church of St. Joseph in Silver Lake.
He attended Howard Lake High School, class of 1973.
Gale and Helena Posusta were married Aug. 8, 1981, in Silver Lake. They were married for 34 years, and built their life together in Dassel, where Gale built their home with his heart and soul from the ground up for their three children.
Gale was self-employed with his business, Flow Construction, which he started about 28 years ago. His love of masonry and construction started at the age of 18.
He was a working man, who just didn’t know when enough was enough. He put his life into his work and his building in Cokato. Gale had non-stop dreams, and hopes of seeing it turn into something great.
Spending his spring and summer months in the garden, planting and growing vegetables, was something he looked forward to every year. He loved being on his Harley, and spending time with his grandkids he was the best grandpa anyone could have.
Gale was an animated person, always going above and beyond when entertaining his grandkids and people in general. He loved getting praised and hearing the “awe” from people when they saw the type of work he created.
He was, at heart, a nature man, who admired sunrises, sunsets, lighting storms, and of course, the moon.
Gale is survived by his wife Helena; son Kyle (Layonna, daughter Aaliyah) of Cokato; daughter Kala (Ricardo) Larios of Cokato, and daughter Kelsi of Dassel; as well as his grandchildren, Luis, Validia, Aliona, Aviel.
He is further survived by his parents; siblings Gloria (Larry) Kotila of Dassel, Glen (Lois) Posusta of Monticello, Randy Posusta of Phoenix AZ, and Joe (Michelle) Posusta of Lakeville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his aunts, uncles, and an infant nephew.
Funeral services took place Wednesday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, where he had attended services for the past three years.
There was visitation Tuesday, March 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the church.
Gale requested to be cremated, and his ashes will be interred at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Waverly.
Arrangements were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.