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Carl K. Gallmeyer (1942-2012)

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Carl K. Gallmeyer (1942-2012)

NASHUA — Carl Kenneth “Ken” Gallmeyer, 70, of Nashua, formerly of Clarksville, died at home Thursday, Oct. 4.

He was born Feb. 7, 1942, in Waverly, son of Carl and Helen Ressler Gallmeyer. He married Carol Becker in 1969, and they later divorced. He married Judy Huffman in May 2005, and they later divorced.

He graduated from Clarksville High School. He was in the Army Security Agency from 1962 to 1965, serving most of the time in Ethiopia. Mr. Gallmeyer bought Poppe’s Grocery and Lunch in 1973, which he operated until 2005. He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Clarksville, and was a lifetime member of the Clarksville AMVETS, where he served as post commander. He also served as president of the Clarksville Commercial Club.

Survived by: two daughters, Mardell “Mardy” (Cyrus) Hornsby of Clearwater, Fla., and Naomi (Rick Hronik) Gallmeyer of Cedar Rapids; a son, Seth (Carol) of Topeka, Kan.; two brothers, Lee (Nedra) of Hazleton and Galen (Kathy) of Clarksville; and four sisters, Phyllis (Harlan) Steiber of Lansing, Helen DeWitt of Waterloo, Barbara Hilton of Marble Rock and Marlene (Ted) Stirling of Nora Springs.

Preceded in death by: a brother, Claire “Chuck”; and two sisters, Doris Gallmeyer and Ruth Adelmund.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel United Church of Christ, with burial in Lynwood Cemetery, both in Clarksville. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Clarksville, and for an hour before services Thursday at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.

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