Joseph M Gallagher Age 71 of

Joseph M Gallagher Age 71 of

Joseph M Gallagher
Age 71 of Lakeville, MN died peacefully on September 29, 2013 with his family and friends at his side. Born July 23, 1942 Joe lived his entire life in Lakeville. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents Bertram and Catherine Gallagher, his infant sister, and his in-laws: Richard and Dorothy Hess. Joseph is survived by his true love, Rita. Joe and Rita met at the age of 15 and were married for the past 47 years. He is survived by his sons Michael (Tiffany), Patrick (Jodena), Thomas (Jessica), Timothy (Girlfriend Anne), and Martin (Girlfriend Ashley); Grandchildren: Ryann, Reed, Keatin, J.P, Kieran, Liam, Aedan, Samuel, Finnegan Gallagher, Jonny and Abby Alex; his siblings John (Mary Ellen) Gallagher, Mary (Art) Nilsson, Elizabeth Kane, Catherine (Jerry) Oxborough; his sibling-in-laws: Mary (Dale) Mehus, Roland (Barbara) Hess, Helen Magnan, Anne (Jerry) Elias, Joe (Penny) Hess, Patti (Steve) Schmidt, James (Lesa) Hess and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe worked for Aggregate Industries for 42 years. He was a cattle farmer on the Gallagher homestead. Joe was very active in his community. He was a member of the Army Reserves, a leader of the 49ers Union, Knights of Columbus, Scott County Extension Board, the Credit River Tractor Club, and All Saints Catholic Church. He had a passion for farming, antique cars and tractors. Joe always had a big smile; a firm handshake and a warm heart that always made you feel welcome. He was a proud Irishman with a deep love for his family. He was loved and will be missed by many. Services are as follows: Visitation at White Funeral Home (Lakeville) Thursday (10/3) 5-8 pm. Funeral Service: All Saints Catholic Church Friday (10/4) 11 am. Burial is to follow at St. Johns Baptist Cemetery Burnsville, MN 2 pm. In Lieu of flowers, memorial preferred: American Cancer Society and Alzheimers Association.

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