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Terry I. Galbraith

Battle Creek

Terry I. Galbraith, 76, of Battle Creek died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Oaklawn Hospital.

He was born January 20, 1938 in Gaylord to Wilber and Nina (Bowen) Galbraith.

Terry attended grade school in Gaylord before moving to Battle Creek and attending Pennfield and Battle Creek Central.  He graduated from Albion Washington Gardner High School before attending Albion College.

He served eight years in the Michigan Army National Guard from 1956-1964 and attained the rank of Staff Sgt.  He worked 18 years for the Union Pump Company in Battle Creek before moving to Ft. Myers, Florida and starting a commercial and residential cleaning business which he operated for many years before retiring and moving back to Michigan in 2006.

He loved traveling, fishing, and watching the Lions, Tigers, and Pistons on television.

Terry is survived by his children Janice Pickford, Sheri (Fred) Dillard, Gregg (Molly) Galbraith all of Battle Creek and step children; Rick Peavey of Ft. Myers, Fl, Pam (Stan) Zemke of Battle Creek, Kim Vieira of Ft. Myers, Fl and Val (Ed) Cline of Ann Arbor; 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Terry also has several nieces and nephews living in the Gaylord area.

Terry was proceeded in death by his parents and four brothers; Harry, Deo, Jay, and George, also from Gaylord.

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Shaw Funeral Home, Pastor Jim Codde officiating.  Interment will take place at a later date.

The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home. 


Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 2, 2014
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