New Hampton Tribune, November, 1971
Services were held Friday, Oct. 31, for Francis A. Galligan, 86 at St. Joseph's Church In New Hampton. Mr. Galligan died Wednesday, Oct. 29, at St. Joseph Community Hospital after a six-month illness.
He was born July 29, 1889, in Lawler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Galligan. He attended the Lawler grade and high schools and college at St. Joseph's Academy in Dubuque. He had been employed as a salesman for Whitehouse Biscuit Co. of Dubuque and Schulz and Burch of Davenport and for a short time as a floor covering salesman with Kennedy Department store in New Hampton.
He was married to Edna M. Daily, September 19, 1917 and was the father of a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Geraldine) Kennedy, a son, Tom Galligan, Waterloo; and two deceased children, Mrs. Len (Frances) Nabak, and Patricia in infancy. He is survived by his wife, with whom he had lived in the Lawler, Dubuque, Calmar, and a New Hampton areas.
He is survived by 12 grandchildren and 5 grade grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ann O'Neill, Mason City. Other brothers and sister, now deceased, included: Mrs. James (Josie) Feeney, Dr. Clem Galligan, and Carl Galligan.
He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Larkin - Martin Funeral Home was in charge.
Rev. E. J. McNulty and Rev. Gerald Shekelton, chaplain at Mount Loretta Presentation Convent in Dubuque and St. Joseph Community Hospital Chaplain Rev. Alphonse Elsbernd offered the funeral Mass. The St. Joseph's School children's choir and Sister Mary Damian, of the Mount Loretta convent, sang hymns. Interment was in the St. Joseph Cemetery in New Hampton.
Pallbearers included grandsons: Robert Galligan, Carroll; Patrick Galligan, Cedar Rapids; Timothy Galligan, Lexington, Ky; William Nabak, Green Bay, Wis.; Daniel Kennedy, New Hampton; and Edward Kennedy, New Hampton.
Relatives and friends came from Waterloo, Iowa City, Carroll, Dubuque, Mason City, Cedar Rapids, Charles City, Lawler, Calmar, Green Bay, Wis., Chicago, Ill., Janesville, Wis., Minneapolis, Minn., La Crosse, Wis., West Bend, Wis., Lexington, Ky., St. Peter, Minn., Humbolt, Greene, Cedar Falls, and Algona.