Edna B. Gallagher

Edna B. Gallagher

LODI-“Happy” Edna B. Gallagher, age 80, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

She was born on February 22, 1932, in Lacona, Iowa, the daughter of Jerry and Anna Mae Wetherall.

Edna was united in marriage to Thomas Elisha Gallagher on December 26, 1950. She had a variety of interests including cooking, curling, hunting, playing cards, golfing, fishing and was an avid Brewers and Packers fan, but treasured most the time spent with her family and friends.

Edna is survived by nine children, Jerry T. (Sharon), Mary L. (Todd) Gallagher, Patrick A. (Robin), Michael D., James E. (Jean), Clyde R., Elizabeth A. Ryan (Michael), Joseph B., and Tony(Amy); 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry (Sandy) Wetherall and a brother-in-law, Alvin Brager.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Thomas Gallagher in 1971, three brothers, Homer, Harris, and Roger, and two sisters, Betty Bishop and Norma Brager.

Memorial services will be held at ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 521 Fair Street, Lodi at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 with Father Francisco Higuera presiding.

Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the HAMRE GUNDERSON FUNERAL & CREMATION CARE, 157 S. Main St., Lodi from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, where a rosary will begin at 3:00 PM. Friends and family may also call on Wednesday from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at the church.

Happy requested that no flowers be sent.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the residents of Pleasant Valley Apartments and to Agrace HospiceCare for the wonderful care they gave to Happy.