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TERRY GALLAGHER Obituary
Terry Gallagher Terry Gallagher, 48, of Maple Grove, Minn., entered into eternal life at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Terry, a devoted husband; outstanding father; loving brother; amazing friend; committed coach and manager for multiple youth athletic teams; founder of the OMGHA Hockey Scholarship Fund and longtime employee of Hershey's Chocolate Company has been a role model for all who knew him or knew of him. Terry amazed us all with his wealth of knowledge on many subjects. He possessed a heart of gold. He was an inspiration to many as he demonstrated a tremendous amount of courage while openly sharing his journey with colon cancer over the past three years. Terry's faith in the Lord has been a source of strength for us all. Terry will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 23 years, Mimi (nee Kurka); children, Meghan, Tommy and Rose; his father, Francis Gallagher; six siblings; in-laws, Larry and Peg Kurka; seven brothers-in-law and eight sisters-in-law; multiple nieces and nephews; numerous friends; and his four-legged pal, Reilly. He was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Gallagher. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 7180 Hemlock Lane, Maple Grove (763-425-6505). In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted by the family for donations to the following organizations: Colon Cancer Coalition, National Alopecia Areata Foundation, OMGHA Hockey Scholarship Fund, The Gallagher Family Benefit Fund.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Jan. 30, 2011
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