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Fred Gallwas

December 31, 1969 — July 2, 2019

Fred Gallwas, 93, of Missoula, went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2019.

He was born in Otter Creek, North Dakota on September 8, 1925 to Edward and Christina Gallwas. He moved with his family to Hazen, North Dakota.

Fred met the love of his life in Hazen whom he married on February 23, 1946.

Fred retired from Intermountain Lumbar where he worked as a mill wright.

He loved hunting, fishing, playing his accordion and spending time with his grandchildren. He was especially proud of helping to build the First Lutheran Church on South Avenue.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and 5 daughters: Rusty (Jim) Plienes, Chris (Don) Rakow, Frances (Ralph) Hill, Joann (Tom) Palmer and Patti (Ed) Cheff. He was loved by 16 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 13 great, great grandchildren. Two sisters: Esther Cornelison and Bernice (Walter) Rehling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters and his great grandson, Jonah Hendricks.

Services will be held on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 10:00am at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Sunset Memorial Funeral Home

7405 Mullan Rd, Missoula, MT 59808

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