Fredrick H. "Fred" Galehouse(1920 - 2013)

Fredrick "Fred" H. Galehouse

DOYLESTOWN -- Fredrick "Fred" H. Galehouse, age 92, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2013 with his family by his side.

Born on September 12, 1920 in Barberton to Harry "Dick" W. and Esther (Weckesser) Galehouse, he was a life resident of Doylestown. A 1939 graduate of Doylestown High School, he attended the Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree. Fred was a U.S. Army Veteran, spending time in Italy during World War II. Having grown up working on the family tree farm, he retired as owner/operator of Galehouse Drainage, Inc. which he started in 1948 with his father's Buckeye No. 1 machine. Fred helped to teach and advise at the Overholt Drainage School since 1953. He was a member of the Doylestown United Methodist Church for over 55 years, the Chippewa Grange #1912 (currently Baughman), and the Doylestown Lions Club, where he had perfect attendance since 1953, and was a past president. He was also a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, American Society of Testing Materials, Pomona and National Grange, National Federation of Independent Business, a lifetime member of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, past president of both the Ohio and National Land Improvement Contractors of America, and a member of Wayne County Board of Health. Having achieved many recognitions and awards, he was most proud of his induction into the International Drainage Hall of Fame in 1988.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Arlene in 2011 after 66 years of marriage; brother, Jim; sisters, Ellen Chapman and Alice Galehouse; brother-in-law, Don Chapman. He is survived by his children, Richard (Sue) Galehouse of Doylestown, Marjorie (Dave) Pond of Mansfield, Linda Galehouse of Doylestown; grandchildren, Tim (Anne) Pond, Mike (Paige) Pond, Matt (Laura) Pond, Hannah and Sarah Galehouse; great-grandchildren, Carter and Emily Pond; sister-in-law, Shirley Galehouse; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Funeral service will be held Monday, August 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Doylestown United Methodist Church, 153 Church St., Doylestown 44230, with Pastor Dale Warrick officiating. Burial to take place at Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home, 132 N. Portage St., Doylestown, and one hour prior to service time Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Doylestown United Methodist Church. Online obituary and guest registry are available at (Zak-Thacker & Monbarren, 330-658-2211)

Funeral Home

Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home - Doylestown
132 N. Portage St.  Doylestown, OH 44230

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Aug. 2, 2013