John Gallagher

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JOHN J. GALLAGHER, 65 FREEPORT - John J. Gallagher, 65, of Freeport passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home. John was born on March 30, 1948, in Rockford; son of Vernon and Margaret (Stahl) Gallagher. John attended Freeport High School. He operated John Gallagher Roofing Construction. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, The National Rifle Association, and the Freeport Civilian Police Academy. He helped with the Pecatonica River Cleanup. John was a member of AA for over thirty years. He loved shooting guns and spending time with his grandchildren and the rest of his entire family. Surviving are his children, Shain (Rita) Gallagher of Dakota, Shannon (Dini) Semini of Oskaloosa, IA, Nikki (Hennie) Oosthuizen of Freeport; his five grandchildren, Blake and Grant Gallagher, Sarah, Isaac, and Taylor Semini; a special friend, Dawn Fernandez; his stepchildren, Jake and Alison Fernandez; his step grandchildren, Dayvion and Donavyn Fernandez; five sisters, Judy Gallagher, Margaret (Bruce) Rhodes, Ida Rae Loring, Diane Heck and JoAnne (Paul) Cote; four brothers, Hubert Jr., Tom (Julie), Mike, and Jim Heck; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Gallagher; his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Hubert Heck. Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Father Timothy Barr officiating. The visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Schwarz Park Blvd. Chapel, 608 S. Park Blvd., Freeport. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his memory. Private condolences and online guestbook may be signed at
Funeral Home
Schwarz Park Blvd. Chapel - Freeport
608 S. Park Blvd.  Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 235-7371
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Published in The Journal-Standard from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2014