Michael Galusha

Obituary of Michael Donald Galusha

Michael Donald Galusha, age 66, of Avery, Texas, passed away unexpectedly,

September 24, 2019, at his residence. Mike was born April 5, 1953 in

Savanna, Illinois to Donald and Donna Greve Galusha. Mike was a retired

Police officer with over 30 years of service in law enforcement. Prior to

his 25 years with the Fort Worth Police Department (retired 2009),Mike was

the Clinton County Sheriff in his hometown of Clinton, Iowa.  Mike

enjoyed traveling with his family and loved spending time in the outdoors.

He loved animals and was known to rescue strays. He could often be found

reading, 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 Avery

Missionary Baptist Church. He loved his church family very much and

was quick to volunteer for Church activities. Mike was known to drop

everything to help a friend or family member in need. He was a shoulder for

many to lean on and people often entrusted him with their burdens. Words

cannot express how much Mike will be missed. His passing has left a hole in

a countless number of hearts. Mike is survived by his parents, Donald and

Donna of Bryant, IA; daughter, Annette Laux and husband, Phillip

Of Burleson, TX; Grandson Lander Laux. Three brothers, Chuck (Ray Gomez)

Galusha of Morrison, IL, Jim (Iris Palmer) Galusha of Davenport, IA, and

Brian (Mollie) Galusha of Clinton, IA. Two nephews Matt (Karley) Galusha of

Hazel Green, WI and Colton Galusha of Clinton, IA. Two Great Nieces,

Claira and Eleanor Galusha; Adopted Nieces he loved like his own

daughters, Jaydn and Megan Sanborn; his beloved dogs, Sissy and Beach, and

dove, Meko.  Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October

12th at Cana Baptist Church in Burleson, TX, and at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October

13th at Avery Missionary Baptist Church in Avery, TX. A service will be

held in Iowa at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that

donations be made to Avery Missionary Baptist Church, 160 US-82, Avery, TX

75554, and to the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization created

to honor American veterans for all their sacrifices at 

https://www.honorflight.org/. Mike’s father, Donald, flew on an Honor

Flight in September 2019. Cremation arrangements are under the direction

of Clarksville Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be added at


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