|James Raymond Galusha|
|September 10, 1949 - January 17, 2012|
|Visitation: Friday from 12:00 (NOON) to 1:30 PM January 20, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Funeral Service: Friday at 1:30 PM January 20, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Interment: Friday January 20, 2012 at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island |
|James R. Galusha, 62, of Milan, died Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at his sisterís home in Ankeny, IA. Services will be held at 1:30 PM Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be from NOON to 1:30 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island, where military honors will be conducted. Memorials may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America Ch. #299.|
James was born on September 10, 1949 in Rock Island, the son of Clarence ďBudĒ and Gertrude Yocklin Galusha.
James earned the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart for his services as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. After his serving his country he co-owned and operated Ed and Jimís Auto Body in Milan for 34 years. Jimís hobbies included bicycling, archery, motorcycles, antique tractors, and cars.
He is survived by his sister, Mary L. (Joe) Sherrard, Ankeny, IA; brother-in-law, Richard Bald, Andalusia; nieces and nephews, John Bald, Andalusia, Bridget (Bruce) Titus, Iowa City, IA, Theresa (Dan) Soltzberg, Felton, CA, James (Jenn) Dodd, Booneville, IA, Jennifer Dodd and Jacqueline Sherrard, both of Ankeny, IA; and a host of great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Carolyn Bald.
We are so sorry for your loss. He is with God and Carolyn and at rest. We always injoyed his company. Great Guy!
-- Ann and Roman Brockett
Sorry to hear of the death of Jim.He was in business with my cousin and when I lived in Iowa spent time with Jim
-- Wesley Glidewell
I did not personally know James, but the Galusha name brings back such good memories to me of his parents Bud and Gertrude and his Uncle Harold and Aunt Delores. My sincere condolences to all the family. I wish I had known Jim. His obituary and photo tell me that he was indeed a good man. Sincerely, Bob Cook
-- Bob Cook
My sympathy to the Galusha and Bold families on the death of Jim. I will be praying for him and for all of you. Sister J.T.
-- Sister j.T. (Judith Terese McNulty, BVM )
I knew Jim from my days delivering paint and body shop materials to his and Ed's shop. Was always a favorite stop of mine. He was a great guy, and I am so sorry to hear of his passing. His kind ways left an impression on me. I am so sorry for your loss.
-- Denise Ledbetter