Michael J. Gallagher
1939 - 2020

Michael J. Gallagher


Michael James Gallagher, 81 years old of Kenosha, WI passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at his home.

He was born January 7, 1939, in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Austin and Winifred (Carney) Gallagher. He grew up in Dearborn, MI, and on October 28, 1966, he married Linda Most. He began working for American Motor Co. in Michigan and in 1966, he transferred to the Kenosha plant. He later worked for Abbott Laboratories for many years before his retirement.

Mike loved the game of golf; he enjoyed the friends that came along with it as well as the time he spent with his family while on the green. He and Linda enjoyed traveling, whether in their travel trailer around the United States, or to a tropical destination. He was self-made handyman and spent a lot of time remodeling his own home and others alike. Mike also liked to work on computers and he especially cherished time with his grandsons. He was also a volunteer guardian for over 20 years. He was on the finance committee and worked on the annual picnic at St. John the Baptist Church in Paris, WI.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Linda; sons, Christopher (Liz) Gallagher of Waukesha, WI and Sean (Nisa) Gallagher of Albuquerque, NM; siblings, Winifred Gallagher, Gerald Gallagher, and Thomas (Gloria) Gallagher; and two grandsons, Wesley and Ruari.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by siblings, Jack Gallagher, Margaret Gallagher, Eileen Gallagher, and Kathleen Palombi.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Paris, WI with interment in the Parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Feeding America, in his memory.

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5111-60th Street

Kenosha, WI 53144

Phone: (262) 654-3533

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Published by Kenosha News on Jan. 3, 2021.
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