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H. Richard Gallien

88, of New Castle, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Glen Oaks Health Campus. He was born November 26, 1925 in Cloutierville, LA a son of Conston and Alice Gallien.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served on General MacArthur's Honor Guard. He was also stationed in Tokyo. He retired from Interstate United, food service for Chrysler Corporation in New Castle, after 15 years of service as manager of cafeteria and vending. An avid HAM Radio Operator, enjoyed radio controlled airplanes and motorcycles. He was a former member of Eagles Lodge in New Castle and a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in New Castle.

He is survived by his wife of over 63 years: Melba R. Gallien, New Castle; two sons: Richard Lewis Gallien, Indianapolis; Daniel Lee Gallien, New Castle; grandchildren: Justin Spoonamore and Joshua Spoonamore, Greenwood, Lacy La Rue Linton, Chad Gallien Knightstown, Le Randa Gallien Bloomington, Emily Gallien Lewisville; siblings: Joseph Gallien Canton, IL, Nellie Kuhn Canton, IL, Motile Clark Orland, CA, Clotile Williams Canton, IL; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Vicki Lynn Gallien in 1953 and a brother: Kelly Gallien.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 23, 2013 in Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Reverend Arthur Whitaker officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and the VFW. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors' choice. You may express a condolence or share a memory of Richard at:

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 21, 2013
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