Gerald R. “Jerry” Galston, 75, of Columbus passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at his daughter’s home in Columbus.
Gerald was born the son of Herbert and Lila (Allen) Galston on October 3, 1945 in Waterloo. He was a graduate of Columbus High School. Jerry served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1965 – 1967. He was married to Pricilla “Sib” Moll on May 1, 1971 and were married for many years. Jerry was employed with American Packaging in Columbus for 36 years until his retirement.
Jerry was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. He was also a member of the VFW Post 8090 and American Legion Post 62 both of Columbus. Jerry retired as lieutenant on the Columbus Fire Department.
Jerry is survived by his daughters: Kristina (Scott) Brenner of Fall River and Erin (Troy) Kehoe of Columbus; six grandchildren: Alexander, Jacob, Austin, Tillie, Logan, and Haleigh; three great grandchildren: Aiva, Ryland, and Leia; siblings: Bernard (Dinah), Dennis, David (Alvina), Allan (Lori), and Joy (Bernie) VanderSanden; sister-in-law Marie Galston; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Loren, Herbie, and Billie; sister Jeanne, and a sister in infancy Emogene.
A visitation will be held at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12 p.m. Rev. Benjamin Zuberbier will officiate. Inurnment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus at a later date with full military honors. The wearing of masks and social distancing are required.
Jerry’s family would like to thank Heartland Hospice especially Ross and Cleo as well as the VA Hospital in Madison for all their care and support.
Memorials may be directed to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, the Columbus VFW Post 8090, or Heartland Hospice.
Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus is serving the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.koepsellfh.com.