Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

1730 East Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI


Georgette Yvonne Galka

July 1, 1923September 1, 2019

Our loving mother and grandmother Georgette (Dubois) Galka, 96, of Lansing passed away Sunday, September 1st, 2019. Born July 1st, 1923 in France, she immigrated with her parents through Ellis Island. They resided in Holt, MI where she and her husband, Ted Galka, were childhood sweethearts.

Georgette was the star high school pitcher and her future father-in-law was her softball coach. She enjoyed playing competitive games such as bocce, golf and cards and later in life watching Tiger baseball. She and Ted spent many wonderful winters in Florida and happy summers at Gun Lake. She loved both onions and chocolate. A feisty personality, Georgette was eager to share her opinions. Above all she loved her family best.

Georgette was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Lieutenant Col. Theodore Galka Jr.; daughter, Susan (Galka) Morrell and sister, Helen (Dubois) Severns.

Surviving are her son, Tom, and daughter-in-law, Bev (Trierweiler) Galka, of Okemos; grandson, Mike (Angela) Galka; granddaughters, Holly (Jon) Panozzo, Carrie (Jeremy) Krakowski; great grandsons, Max and Miles Galka and dear friend of 16 years, Carl Kepler.

An Open House Celebration of Georgette's Life will be held Sunday, September 15th from 1:00-4:00 at Lucky's Steakhouse, 3554 Okemos Rd., Okemos, MI 48864.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Chapel, East Lansing.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.greastlansing.com


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, September 15, 2019


Georgette Yvonne Galka

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