Galen Wahlmeier

February 19, 1934July 26, 2018

Galen died with his soulmate Mary by his side; who is the Mother of his children, daughter Veronica (Paul), son Galen, daughter Constance (James). His grandchildren, Aleesa, Ira, Mitchell and Jacob. He survived by ten sisters and brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.

Galen started his teaching career in Regina as well as playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders which included the 1966 Grey Cup win. On retirement the family moved to Estevan, where Galen continued teaching and served as Mayor for two terms. Galen served on many charitable and recreational boards.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations in remembrance of Galen may be made to Parkinsons research through the RUH Foundation, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, Sk. S7N 0W8 (


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Natalie Bieberdorf

January 10, 2019

Dear Mary, Veronica and Family
Sorry to hear about the passing of Galen. I have many fond memories hanging out at the Wahlmeier home. May memories of happier times bring you comfort.

Natalie Bieberdorf

Peter Melia

August 5, 2018

Hello everybody
I don't know if my first message got to you. However, I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts at this difficult time. I was in Estevan 5 years ago, for a couple of days, but failed to locate you. It was great to read that the strong family unit Galen strove to create were all there for him at the end. Such a generous and unassuming man I can still remember the number of times I woke him up @ 2am on the way back from " The Derrick ", never once did he complain. A man who in many ways I have modeled my own family life on - extolling the virtues of honesty, dignity and hard work to my own children. Even as a young man I used to think what a perfect match Galen and Mary were - the strong silent type combined with the "mad" extrovert.
I will sign off for now but still wish to extend our sympathy and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Fondest regards to you Mary and your children, Veronica, Joe,and Connie. I now live in the Republic of Ireland near Cork City. It would be great to catch up if you feel inclined to reply to this e-mail
Peter Melia and family
Wife Kathleen and children Liam, Vivien and Niall


August 3, 2018

Mary and family
Deeply saddened today with the passing of my dear friend Galen. He and I go back a long way with the Sask Games and enjoyed it so much when he and I were "roomies" during our mission staff times. Galen was always listened to at meetings because if Galen had something to say it was well though out and very relevant to the issue. I have so many fond memories of our conversations as we drove back and forth across Saskatchewan to meetings with SPRA and other groups. He was a prince of a man and will live in the hearts of those that loved him forever. Also have pleasant memories of coaching against the girls in basketball and having Joe in my phys.ed. class in Weyburn.

Ann St. Pierre

August 3, 2018

I am the granddaughter of Norbert F. Wahlmeier, growing up I heard so much wonderful news about Great Uncle Galen. He was truly blessed. He had so many accomplishments, he sounded like a wonderman. I am glad i was able to have met him, but i wish I gotten to know all of 14 Wahlmeier children of Aloysius. I was at the farm in the summer of 1994.

Darrell & Lynn Frehlich

August 3, 2018

We are so sad to hear of Galen's passing. Many fond memories at the Wahlmeier
home in Estevan. Such a kind wonderful man! We are sending hugs to all.

George Peacock

August 3, 2018

I was a student at Campion College High School in Regina in the early 1960s. In those days at Campion most of the teachers were Jesuits, either priests or scholastics, but Galen Wahlmeier ("Mr. Wahlmeier" for students) taught Health and Physical Education. I remember him as being a remarkably fit and athletically-gifted man and as a very good and thorough teacher. My condolences to his family.

Roy Ludwig

August 3, 2018

I never had the opportunity to know Galen well but did have the privilege of meeting him on occasion. We appreciate and applaud the efforts that Galen made during his tenure at City Hall.
I would like to extend condolences to the entire Wahlmeier family on behalf to myself, council and staff of the City of Estevan.

Mayor Roy Ludwig

Ray Weisgarber

August 3, 2018

So sorry to hear of Galen's passing. Great man and a wonderful family!
He wrote a wonderful letter of recommendation for me to get into college.
Have many great memories while staying at their home in Estevan when playing with the Bruins.
Ray Weisgarber
Green Valley, AZ

Dave Ridgway

August 3, 2018

Our deepest condolences to the Wahlmeier family...

Dave & Connie Ridgway

Laurie & Mike Heisler

August 2, 2018

My condolences to Mary and the family. We lived beside them in Kennedy for a year and they were the best neighbors. We are so sorry to hear of Galen's passing.