Robert Eugene Galleger Corpus Christi, TX Robert Eugene Galleger went on eternal patrol on December 13, 2016, at the age of 84. He was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa on February 26, 1932. Robert attended Emmetsburg Catholic School in Emmetsburg, Iowa; Sacred Heart School in Waterloo, Iowa; and Milwaukee School of Engineering of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1951 - 1955 and the United States Navy Reserve from 1955 - 1959 and 1964 - 1972. He was a Life Member of (USSVI) United States Submarine Veterans Inc.; Sea Turtle Base - USSVI Corpus Christi Base; Iowa Base - USSVI Iowa Base; (VFW) Life member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post #8932; The Eagles Club and Coast Guard Auxiliary. He enjoyed Dixieland Jazz, riding his motorcycle, boating on the Mississippi River and traveling. His smiling Irish eyes and Irish whit will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Joseph and Monica Elizabeth Galleger; brothers, Gerald and Leroy Galleger; sister, Karen Railsback and her husband Tom. Robert is survived by his wife, Ellen Galleger, sons, Patrick Robert and Thomas Edward Galleger of Wisconsin, sister, Beverly Joblinske of Waterloo, Iowa, sisters-in-law, Jean Galleger of Iowa and Denise Galleger of Wisconsin, grandson, Franco (Amanda) Maniscalco of Bethesda, Maryland, special nephews, Mike, Phil, Greg and many other nieces, nephews, and special cousin Billy Culligan. A Memorial Service will be held at Cage Mills Funeral Directors on January 14, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a tax deductible donation may be made in his honor to USS City of Corpus Christi Memorial Fund, 6537 S. Staples St. Suite 125PMB218, Corpus Christi, TX 78413 or a charity of your choice. A Remembrance Service will be held in Iowa at a later date.
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