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Alexander Funeral Home - North Chapel

4200 Stringtown Road, Evansville, IN

OBITUARY

Galen Gene Gerichs

December 27, 1960January 18, 2020
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Galen Gene Gerichs, of Evansville, IN, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020. He was born on December 27, 1960 to his parents, Theodore and Lillian Gerichs, Jr.

Galen was a lifetime member of Salem Church of Darmstadt. He was a faithful volunteer at the YMCA for almost 20 years. From the time he was 14 years old, he spent a lot of time at Ron Korff’s barber shop cleaning and he was the ”Boss”. He loved going to Disney World and traveled to many states. The highlight of his life was going on the Honor Flight with his dad.

Galen was preceded in death by his grandparents, Theodore and Helen Gerichs and Henry and Sadie Meier.

He is survived by his parents, Theodore and Lillian Gerichs, Jr.; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Salem Church of Darmstadt, officiated by Pastor David Peterson and Pastor Gordon Jones. Burial will follow in Salem Church of Darmstadt Cemetery. Family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Alexander North Chapel. Visitation on Thursday will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Church of Darmstadt.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com

  • FAMILY

  • Theodore Gerichs, Jr., Father
  • Lillian Gerichs, Mother
  • Galen, is also,leaves behindaunts, uncles and cousins to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Visitation at Alexander North Chapel Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Visitation at Salem Church of Darmstadt Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • Funeral Service at Salem Church of Darmstadt Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • Burial at Salem Church of Darmstadt Cemetery Thursday, January 23, 2020

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Dennis Haire

January 24, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Galens passing away this week. We are out of town so I just found the obituary on line. I was so blessed to have had Galen in my first homeroom as a young teacher at Central High School. Galen and I were only 4 years apart in age so being from the same generation we had so many great talks about things he enjoyed. Galen loved his Martin birds and houses, his parents, antiques and I remember him talking about his barber . Galen was a model student and always a role model to other kids in my classroom. Mr. & Mrs Gehrichs, I will always remember your kindness to me in your home and school and your unrelenting love, devotion and care for Galen. He is no doubt in the hands and prescence of God and although we miss him we will be reunited someday. So very sorry for your loss, Dennis Haire

Howard n Jan Titzer

January 22, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Galen’s passing. It was so great to see you 3 out n about. Galen was such a fine guy, always a happy fella . He will be missed ! Prayers n Gods Blessings for the family! Sincerely n with love. Jan n Howard Titzer

June Wydau

January 22, 2020

For my friend Gaylen who has been an exceptional friend. A man to be remembered and missed for all of the energy he shared. With love from June in Florida.

David Meier

January 21, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about Galen. My deepest condolences. I hadn’t seen him very much over the past many years of course, but I will remember him fondly. You will be in my prayers.

Dave Meier

Nancy Freels Datzman

January 21, 2020

To Lillian and Ted: So sad to learn of Galen's passing. He always had a smile for me whenever we saw each other. You brought Galen's light into this world. He will be missed! My condolences to you in this time of sorrow.

Karen Reimann Owens

January 21, 2020

We( Jim, Barb Reimann family- Tammy, Jane, Karen and family) have been friends and neighbors with Galen for as long as I can remember( Galen and I just a month apart in age). We have all been blessed by his presence in the town of Darmstadt and the many Salem church services, activities and events. Our prayers and sympathy go out to Ted and Lillian and family. Galen will be greatly missed. Luke and I will miss his many visits to our farm stand and home to say "Hi". We loved to see him smile when we teased him about coming by just in time to help pull weeds and pick tomatoes. He was always a joy to be around. We love you sweet Galen, may you rest in peace. God bless you Ted and Lillian.

Lisa Rice

January 20, 2020

Dear Aunt Mae & Uncle Ted,
We were so sorry to hear our sweet cousin Galen passed away. It was always a joy to visit your family in Evansville, IN (& our other relatives too) and we loved that Galen would make sure you would give us a tour through Darmstadt to see any changes over the years from when our parents used to live there. We just wish we could have traveled there more often over the years, but we are grateful and will cherish the moments from when we did. It was always endearing to hear Galen's voice in the background of our telephone conversations "When are you coming up to see us? How's our family doing?". He loved everyone and he will be missed! You've been AMAZING parents and we know this transition for you will be difficult. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Lisa Meier Rice, Amy Meier Beck, and our families

Jim and Peggy Bauer

January 20, 2020

We send our prayers and thoughts, Lillian and Ted. Galen was one who always had a smile on his face. We know God has welcomed him home. ❤️

Jane Reimann Childs

January 20, 2020

I have known Galen since we were children growing up together in Darmstadt. Although I moved away from Darmstadt after college, Galen always said a happy and enthusiastic, “Hi Jane !” whenever I occasionally saw him over the many years, since Ted was a good friend to my dad for decades. Sending hugs and prayers over the miles to Ted and Lillian and relatives.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Jane (Reimann) Childs

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