Name:    Dale Eugene Galutia

From:  The Herald, Ottawa, Kansas
Date:  Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dale E. Galutia, Sr., age 79, of Ottawa, Kansas, died Friday, March 15, 2013. He was born Friday, December 1, 1933, in Osage City, Kansas, the son of Lloyd and Inez (Thrush) Galutia.

Dale has lived in Ottawa most of his life, moving from Topeka. He graduated from Quenemo High School with the class of 1951.

On July 28, 1956 Dale was united in marriage to Billie Glenda Brown in Quenemo, Kansas. She preceded him in death on May 3, 1995. For the last eighteen years, Dale has been in a special relationship with Mary E. Houston.

He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Galutia of Ottawa, and son, Dale Galutia, Jr. and his wife Markay of Pomona; significant other, Mary Houston of the home and her children, Danny & Crystal Houston, Alvin & Cheyanne Houston, and Penny Rowdin; sisters, Lloydene MacDonald of Missouri, Joy Waleck of Arizona, and Sharon Overbaugh of Kansas; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding Dale in death are his wife, Billie Galutia; daughter, Tammy (Galutia) Morrison; parents, Lloyd & Inez Galutia; and brother, Lloyd “Bill” Galutia.

Dale was a meat cutter working for Goff Grocery in Topeka; IGA in Osage City; and Pence’s in Ottawa. He then became the local business owner and operator of Hickory Inn Tavern of Ottawa for many years. After retirement he was a handyman and did carpentry work.

Dale served in the United States Army during the Korean War from October 21, 1953 to October 6, 1955. He served in West Germany as a Master Radar Operator obtaining the rank of SP2.

He was an avid sportsman who loved to hunt and fish. Dale loved his family and friends and was always there to help anyone in need. He was a life member of Aerie Lodge #2700, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post #5901.

SERVICES: Funeral Services will be held at Dengel & Son Mortuary, 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

VISITATION: The family will meet with friends to pay their respects to Mr. Galutia at Dengel & Son Mortuary, from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday.

CEMETERY: Interment Oak Hill Cemetery, Quenemo, Kansas

MEMORIALS: The family suggests memorial contributions to Franklin County Cancer Foundation c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067.