Name:    Susie Alberta (Wagy) Galusha

From:  McCook Daily Gazette, McCook, Nebraska
Date:  Saturday, June 27, 2009   

Susie Alberta Galusha died Friday, June 26, 2009, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was 101 years old.

Susie was born on Sept. 7, 1907, at the family farm near Marion in Red Willow County to Albert Hiland and Flora Dena (Martin) Wagy. She lived in a sod house as a child and attended rural school near Marion.

On Jan. 30, 1946, she was united in marriage to John J. "Jack" Galusha in Oberlin, Kan. To this union one daughter, Kathleen, was born. They made their home on a farm near Marion where Susie was a busy homemaker, mother, and an instrumental part of the farming operation. She was also employed by the Marion Schools as a custodian.

Susie attended the Marion Presbyterian Church and Ladies Aid. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Albert and Flora Wagy; her husband, Jack; three sisters, Iva Sigwing, Ethel Thompson, Lavon Guinn and one sister in infancy; two brothers, Floyd Wagy, Wilmer Wagy and two brothers in infancy.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen and husband, Bob Haag, of Indianola; three grandchildren, Andrew Haag and wife, Elizabeth, of Holdrege, Alexander Haag of Indianola, and Lindsey and husband, Nicholas Koehn, of Lincoln; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Allyson Haag.

Memorials may be given in her name.

Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon and Sunday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friends may send condolences to

Funeral services will be Monday, June 29, 2009, 10:30 a.m. at Carpenter Breland Chapel with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. Burial will be in the Danbury Marion Cemetery.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.