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Marcella J. Galster

Marcella Jean Galster

86, of Anderson, IN joined her Heavenly Father on Saturday, April 19, 2014. She was born on May 30, 1927 to Carl and Emma Kalsow in her beloved home town of Fargo, ND. She was the youngest of 5 sisters and 2 brothers, including her identical twin sister and best friend, Marvel Flaten. After graduating high school, Marcella served as the secretary to the President of North Dakota Agriculture College. She was also later employed by Montgomery Ward and L.S. Ayres. Marcella married the love of her life, Eldor Galster, on October 15, 1948 in a Lutheran church in Visalia, CA with pastor George Meiger officiating. After marriage, her husband was employed by Firestone and Goodyear, and they traveled to and lived in many cities including Moorhead, Fergus Falls, and Minneapolis, MN; Minot, and Valley City, ND; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; and Indianapolis, IN. She raised three children, a daughter and two sons. She loved to sew, a skill that she learned from her mother. She was musically gifted and loved to play the organ and sing hymns with her family. She belonged to several Lutheran churches and celebrated her 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 15, 2013.

She is survived by her husband, Eldor Galster Sr.; daughter, M. June Harding (Bill); son, Richard Galster (Dawn); and son, Mark Galster (Pam); and her sister, Wanda. She has 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grand children, all in Indiana. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home , 6107 South East St. (Highway 31 South) Indpls, IN 46227 with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Pastor Randall L. Glander of Ft. Wayne will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, 734 N. Morgantown Rd, Greenwood, IN. Online condolences may be shared with the family at:

orileyfuneralhome.com.


Published in the The Indianapolis Star from Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2014
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