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Reinhold A. Galler

October 10, 1921 ~ June 26, 2021 (age 99)

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Mr. Reinhold A. Galler, 99, passed away on June 26, 2021. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at Strickland Funeral Home - Caldwell. Graveside services will be Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 10:00 am, at Elizabeth Lutheran Church Cemetery. 


Reinhold was born on October 10, 1921, to Gustav and Hulda (Zander) Galler, in Lilac, TX. He was a S1/C (Seaman 1st Class) in the US Coast Guard during WWII. He served on the USS Pettit. He was proud of his military service. His first trip out left from New York to the Strait of Gibralter and took 28 days. He was deployed to many more places including Africa, France, England, and Ireland. 


Reinhold married the love of his life, Irene, on March 21, 1946 and they spent 70 years together until her death in 2016.


He enjoyed watching Astros games, and he and Irene enjoyed attending games in person. Reinhold enjoyed fishing, playing dominoes (42 was his favorite), going on vacations and trips to Las Vegas, stopping to visit relatives along the way. He loved going to dances with friends. 


Reinhold is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his brothers Oscar, Richard, Otto, Leon, and Albert; and sisters Elsie, Edna, and Lillie. 


He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Rod and Terry Galler; daughter and son-in-law Rhonda and Roy Engelmann; grandchildren Christopher and Brianna Galler, Jason Engelmann and Missy Houghton,  Tanya and Joel Fitzgerald; great-grandchildren Bryan and Chase Galler, Trinity and Raegan Fitzgerald, and Taylor Houghton.


The family would like to thank the staff at Burleson St. Joseph Manor for the care provided to Reinhold during his stay there. They also thank Mary and Grace with Remarkable Hospice for all you did to help Reinhold during the last few weeks of his life. 

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June 30, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Strickland Funeral Home
530 Hwy 36 South
Caldwell, TX 77836

Graveside Service
July 1, 2021

10:00 AM
Elizabeth Lutheran Church Cemetery

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