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Michael Donald Galusha
April 5, 1953 ~ September 24, 2019 (age 66)
Obituary & Services
Michael Donald Galusha, age 66, of Avery, Texas, passed away unexpectedly, September 24, 2019, at his residence. Mike was born April 5, 1953 in Savanna, Illinois to Donald and Donna Greve Galusha. Mike was a retired Police officer with over 30 years of service in law enforcement. Prior to his 25 years with the Fort Worth Police Department (retired 2009),Mike was the Clinton County Sheriff in his hometown of Clinton, Iowa. Mike enjoyed traveling with his family and loved spending time in the outdoors. He loved animals and was known to rescue strays. He could often be found reading, especially books about history and the military. Mike's greatest joys were his daughter, Annette, and his grandson, Lander. Mike and Annette were very close. He was her compass, role model, and hero. Papa and Lander were best friends. They enjoyed playing, reading, learning and creating mischief together. Mike was a member of the Avery Missionary Baptist Church. He loved his church family very much and was quick to volunteer for Church activities. Mike was known to drop everything to help a friend or family member in need. He was a shoulder for many to lean on and people often entrusted him with their burdens. Words cannot express how much Mike will be missed. His passing has left a hole in a countless number of hearts. Mike is survived by his parents, Donald and Donna of Bryant, IA; daughter, Annette Laux and husband, Phillip Of Burleson, TX; Grandson Lander Laux. Three brothers, Chuck (Ray Gomez) Galusha of Morrison, IL, Jim (Iris Palmer) Galusha of Davenport, IA, and Brian (Mollie) Galusha of Clinton, IA. Two nephews Matt (Karley) Galusha of Hazel Green, WI and Colton Galusha of Clinton, IA. Two Great Nieces, Claira and Eleanor Galusha; Adopted Nieces he loved like his own daughters, Jaydn and Megan Sanborn; his beloved dogs, Sissy and Beach, and dove, Meko. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12th at Cana Baptist Church in Burleson, TX, and at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13th at Avery Missionary Baptist Church in Avery, TX. A service will be held in Iowa at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Avery Missionary Baptist Church, 160 US-82, Avery, TX 75554, and to the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization created to honor American veterans for all their sacrifices at https://www.honorflight.org/. Mike's father, Donald, flew on an Honor Flight in September 2019. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be added at www.clarksvillefuneralhome.com.