Name:    William Abiram Galutia

From:  The Journal Free Press, Osage City, Kansas
Date:  Wednesday, September 22, 1948

The death of a former resident, William A. Galutia, occurred at his home in Topeka on Friday, September 17, having been in poor health for a number of years.

Mr. Galutia was a well-informed man, enjoying reading and keeping up with the present day affairs of the state as well as the world.  He was a kind husband and father and held in high regard by his many friends.  He had attained the age of 77 years, 9 months and 17 days.

William Abirim [sic] Galutia was born November 30, 1870, at Ulysses, Potter county, Pennsylvania.  At the age of twelve he moved to Kansas with his parents where they settled on a farm west of Osage City.

He was united in marriage to Lillie B. Haugh July 3, 1901 at Iola, Kansas and to this union three children were born: Mrs. Leona Burt, Ann Arbor, Mich., Maynard, of Miller, Kans., and Lloyd, who preceded him in death in December 1945.  His wife passed away in November, 1907 when the children were small.

He was then married to Gertie Balmer on June 26, 1912 and to this union were born 9 children: Clyde who died at the age of eight months, Mrs. Wilma Harvey and Glen of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. Eleanor Huggins of Warrensburg, Mo., Harvey of Denver, Colo., Charles, Mrs. Fern Larson, Mrs. Irene Stewart and Mrs. Mabel Lindsay, all of Topeka.

He had lived in and around Osage City until he moved to Topeka five years ago.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, ten children, eleven grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Harry Culbertson of Topeka and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held from the Wall-Diffendefer mortuary in Topeka Monday afternoon, September 20, at 2 p.m.  Immediately following the service the body was accompanied to the Osage City cemetery where burial was made. A short graveside service was held.  The pall bearers were Charles Cope, Clifford Thompson, Clarence Smith, Jesse Culbertson, Harry Culbertson and Elva Thompson, all of Topeka.

Those who accompanied the remains to Osage City were Mrs. W. A. Galutia, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Howey and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Galutia, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Huggins, Warrensburg, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Galutia, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lindsay, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Culbertson, all of Topeka; and Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Galutia, Miller.

Those waiting at the cemetery to pay their respects to their former friend and extend sympathy to the bereaved family were: Mrs. Swan Johnson and daughter, Miller; Mr. and Mrs. Will Lindbloom, Admire; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Galutia, Barclay; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Anderson, Miller; Mr. and Mrs. Van Cade, Quenemo; Dale and Bill Galutia, Quenemo.