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Colleen Jessie Gallus

September 19, 1935 — September 16, 2019

Colleen Gallus of Pine City passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at Lakeside Health & Rehab Center in Pine City at the age of 83.

Colleen Jessie Fraser was born September 19, 1935 to George and Alleine (Jackson) Fraser in Jamestown, North Dakota.  She was the first of 3 children.  In 1945, at the age of 10 her father was killed while serving in the armed services.  The family moved around quite a bit. 

Around 1953 she met Leo Gallus on a blind date.  They were married October 2, 1954 and together they had four children.  Colleen was a stay at home mom until the last child started school.  She was employed in the housekeeping industry until she retired in 1992.  That same year Colleen and Leo moved from Maple Plain where they had lived for 30 years.  They spent the summer months in Pine City and the winter months in Quartzsite, Arizona.  It wasn’t until 2006 that they spent the entire year in Pine City. 

In 2013, after Leo passed away she began her life of volunteering.  She helped at her church; funerals, fish fry's, teaching religious classes and visiting shut-ins.  Colleen coordinated volunteers for The Adult Day Break program, this program gives caregivers caring for loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s a much needed break.  While she volunteered at A Place for You; she never missed baking a birthday cake for each staff member and she also found time to volunteer at New Horizon Thrift store.  She loved being a grandmother and great grandmother.  She also had two very special friends that supported her with love and kindness.  Colleen kept up-to-date with family and friends by calling them on a weekly or monthly schedule.    

Colleen’s beliefs were simple and she was a woman of faith.  She always encouraged others to help their neighbors and community.

Colleen is survived by her children: Jane Diers of Inver Grove Heights, Hal Gallus of Montrose, Suzanne Corwin of North Carolina, Julie (Lee) Raudabaugh of Pine City; grandchildren: Lucas (Carrie) Raudabaugh, Katy (Matt) Hamilton, Jenny (Evan) Yoraway, Becky (Dave) Morris, Bill Diers, Stephanie Corwin, Amanda (Kirk) Covington; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers Malcolm Fraser of Burnsville, George (Beth) Fraser of Kerrville, Texas, Casey Lebaneau of Texas; many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents George and Pat Fraser; husband Leo Gallus.

Monsignor Aleksander Suchan will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial for Colleen: 10:30 AM; Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass in the Saint Anthony Commons area at the church. The interment will take place in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Pine City.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City - Swanson Chapel ~ www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

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Visitation

Thursday, September 19, 2019

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

535 8th St SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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Memorial Mass

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

535 8th St SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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