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June E . Galstad , 98, passed away peacefully March 30, 2016. She was born June 2, 1917 to Eldon Lewis and Jesse Weisbecker. She was married on September 09, 1939 to Earl Galstad of La Crosse. Soon after her marriage, June converted to Catholicism and remained devoted throughout the remainder of her life.
While her physical size was slight (5â€™2â€ and 100 lbs.), the positive impact she left on those who she met couldnâ€™t have been larger. She will be remembered for countless wonderful qualities. But it was her wise soul, loving heart and unmatched selfdiscipline/work ethic that allowed her to live a longand accomplished life.
After graduating from La Crosse State Teachers College with a degree in elementary education she worked for her father at Cargill Coal. Due to the shortage of manpower during the war she did whatever was necessary from collections to driving coal trucks.
After the war, she was a stay at home mother until accepting a teaching position at St. Thomas More. In 1970, she became accountant for Cargill Heating and Air Conditioning until her retirement in 1987.
June was preceeded in death by her mother and father, her husband, Earl and her sister Iris (Landsverk).
June is survived by one son, Michael (Jane), two grandchildren, Erin Colsch and Megan (Troy) Harcey and 5 grandchildren, Paige and Nathan Colsch and Maxwell, Aiden and Emmerson Harcey. She is further survived by Kathy Spelker. Though not related, Kathy was certainly a part of Juneâ€™s family.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, 2006 Weston St., La Crosse. Rev. Douglas Robertson will officiate withÂ entombment to be held at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends and family may visit from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at Church on Wednesday.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Brookdale Assisted Living in Onalaska for their kindness and care.
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