Knoxville, Iowa- M. Louise Galvin, age 93, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Larson House in Columbus. She was born in Attica, Iowa on November 17, 1927, the daughter of Noel and Mabel Neifert.
On November 9, 1947 Louise married James William "Bill" Galvin. Bill worked as the Chief Medical Technician at the VA hospital in Iowa until his death in September of 1973.
Louise was an active member of the Methodist and Nazarene churches, where she enjoyed caring for the children in the nursery during Sunday school. She worked as the secretary to the principal at the Elementary school for many years. Louise had a strong work ethic and would help anyone who needed an extra hand. Her greatest joy were her granddaughters, always there for them with cookies and play time. Louise was an excellent cook and hosted wonderful Sunday meals, family favorites included her chicken and noodles and chocolate pie.
Louise is survived by her son, Gary (Lee) Galvin; daughter, Mary Galvin; two granddaughters, Marie Nicole Galvin and Renee (fiancé, Jeremy Weisensel) Galvin; sister-in-law, Helen Neifert; nephews, Carl Neifert and Jon (Carol) Galvin; and nieces, Linda (Steve) Ellsworth and Monte (Brett) Landis. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Dale Vernon Neifert.
A special thank you to the staff of the Larson House, Generations Hospice, and Prairie Ridge Health for their care of Louise.
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Dear Galvin Family,
I just learned of Louise's passing today. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Louise was a precious lady, whom I had the pleasure of knowing as an elementary school student when she was secretary there. Later on, I had some short chats with her at church.
May you feel God's comforting presence during this challenging time.
Dear Galvin Family,
I am sorry for your loss. I know that she was a very special person to each of you and that Gary and Lee ensured that she was able to get the best care possible during her final years. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.
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