Grace Darlene Galloway, age 80|
Grace Darlene Galloway (nee Shipley), age 80, passed away peacefully
in her sleep at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. Grace started
her journey with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. She is survived
by her six children, Douglas (Sandy), Dennis, Dale (Christine), Donna
(Bill) Barkelew, David (Lisa) and Daryl "Skeeter"; nine grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters
Gloria Mittag and Diane Makowski, and brother David (Lois) Shipley.
Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Grace is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Agnes (nee
Anderson), sister Joyce Blair and brother Jim Shipley.
A Celebration of her life was held on March 3, 2012, at Grace
Lutheran Church in Grafton. Pastor Heidi Borkenhagen presided.
Grace moved from the East Coast to Grafton 35 years ago to be close
to her relatives after her marriage dissolved. She raised her
youngest children while working at Leeson Electric. She had a special
interest in Special Olympics, since her youngest son is brain
damaged. She was proud of all her children and doted on her grand-
and great-grandchildren. Grace's favorite hobby was bingo.
Memorials are appreciated to Grace Lutheran Church, 715 6th Ave.,
Grafton, WI 53024, or Portal Industries Inc. 1015 Cedar Creek Road,
Grafton, WI 53024. The family would like to extend a special thank
you to the 3rd floor staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, Dr.
Nicole Klausmeier and Dr. Ansel for their compassionate care.