Michael Donald Galusha, age 66, of Avery, Texas, passed away unexpectedly,September 24, 2019, at his residence. Mike was born April 5, 1953 inSavanna, Illinois to Donald and Donna Greve Galusha. Mike was a retiredPolice officer with over 30 years of service in law enforcement. Prior tohis 25 years with the Fort Worth Police Department (retired 2009),Mike wasthe Clinton County Sheriff in his hometown of Clinton, Iowa. Mikeenjoyed traveling with his family and loved spending time in the outdoors.He loved animals and was known to rescue strays. He could often be foundreading, 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 AveryMissionary Baptist Church. He loved his church family very much andwas quick to volunteer for Church activities. Mike was known to dropeverything to help a friend or family member in need. He was a shoulder formany to lean on and people often entrusted him with their burdens. Wordscannot express how much Mike will be missed. His passing has left a hole ina countless number of hearts. Mike is survived by his parents, Donald andDonna of Bryant, IA; daughter, Annette Laux and husband, PhillipOf Burleson, TX; Grandson Lander Laux. Three brothers, Chuck (Ray Gomez)Galusha of Morrison, IL, Jim (Iris Palmer) Galusha of Davenport, IA, andBrian (Mollie) Galusha of Clinton, IA. Two nephews Matt (Karley) Galusha ofHazel Green, WI and Colton Galusha of Clinton, IA. Two Great Nieces,Claira and Eleanor Galusha; Adopted Nieces he loved like his owndaughters, Jaydn and Megan Sanborn; his beloved dogs, Sissy and Beach, anddove, Meko. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October12th at Cana Baptist Church in Burleson, TX, and at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October13th at Avery Missionary Baptist Church in Avery, TX. A service will beheld in Iowa at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests thatdonations be made to Avery Missionary Baptist Church, 160 US-82, Avery, TX75554, and to the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization createdto honor American veterans for all their sacrifices at https://www.honorflight.org/. Mike's father, Donald, flew on an HonorFlight in September 2019. Cremation arrangements are under the directionof Clarksville Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be added atwww.clarksvillefuneralhome.com.
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