Charles "Gerald" Gallinger
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Location: 12:14 a.m., peacefully in his sleep in the his home he and his late wife, Lynn, built in rural Monticello, Indiana
 
 
Age: 85
Date of Birth: Wednesday, September 18, 1935
Birth place: Monticello, Indiana
Branch: National Guard
 
Father: Ralph Gallinger  
Mother: Lucy Mearl ( Gibbons ) Gallinger  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Gerald had lived in the rural Monticello, Indiana, most all of his life, never leaving the property he was born and raised on.
Funeral Date: Saturday, December 05, 2020
Funeral Location: 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 5, 2020, Celebration of Life Service will be here at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Father Alejandro Paternoster of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Delphi, Indiana.
Burial will take place: Yeoman Cemetery in rural Yeoman (Carroll County), Indiana.
Visitation will be: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 5, 2020, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana. **** PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIMES ****
Biographical Information: With 2020 being a hard year, Gerald lost his wife of nearly fifty years in January. While recovering from major health issues, Gerald has had a lot of time to just watch the news and goings on throughout the world. He loved watching all the rallies and hoopla on TV and wanted to hear them from the start to finish. Gerald started trucking for local farmers as a part of a corn shelling crew. After years of this, while working full time on the family farm, he upgraded trucks to a 1967 Dodge that his son still uses to this day. He would work at the Northwestern Elevator in Chalmers while continuing to farm and drive truck. Gerald would meet the love of his life at his brother’s house and soon married her. He married Lenora Lynn M. Gallinger in 1970 and started designing and building their house on the family Homestead, just down the hill from where he was born. In February of 1973 they adopted a baby boy, Gary E. Gallinger. Lynn and Gerald would go forth babysitting over thirty children in the house that they had built. In the Mid 1980s they started a lawn ornament pouring and painting business that would have customers drive for hours to get items painted by them. They loved the craft but did not like to be called artist. It is funny looking back on that because that is what they were. Written by, Gary E. Gallinger.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the Family. Envelopes will be available here at the fuenral home or can be mailed to the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960
Marriage Information: On May 2, 1970, in Monticello, Indiana, he married the love of his life, Lenora M. "Lynn" Altman; she passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020.
Survivors include:
Son,
Gary (wife Sarah) Gallinger of Fishers, Indiana;

Two (2) Grandsons,
Noah Gallinger of Fishers, Indiana, and
Luke Gallinger of Fishers, Indiana;

Brother,
Larry Gallinger of Monticello, Indiana;

Caretaker,
Barbara "Barb" Plummer of Monticello, Indiana; and
Numerous other Caretakers;

Five (5) Brothers and Sisters-In-Law,
Leo "Joe" (wife Peggy) Altman of Idaville, Indiana,
Laurine (husband Tom) Pritts of Burnettsville, Indiana,
Loretta Snavely of Monticello, Indiana,
Ted Altman of Burnettsville, Indiana, and
Bernie (wife Ladinna) Altman of Burnettsville, Indiana;

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.

Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Ralph and Lucy Mearl (Gibbon) Gallinger;

Wife,
Lenora M. "Lynn" (Altman) Gallinger;

Infant Twin Sister and Brother.
Phyllis, and
Donald;

Sister-In-Law,
Elizabeth Gallinger.

Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.