Frank Galvan, 1936-2015

Published 10:06 am Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Frank D. Galvan, 79, formerly of Albert Lea, peacefully passed away Monday, June 22, 2015, at Golden Living Center in Rochester.

A celebration of Frank’s life will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea, with burial following at St. Theodore’s Cemetery in Albert Lea. A visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, 2210 E. Main St. in Albert Lea, and again one hour prior to the service at church.

Frank Galvan

Frank Galvan

Frank was born March 18, 1936, to Alberto and Paula Galvan in Poteet, Texas. Frank traveled the Upper Midwest with his family as a migrant worker. In his travels he met the love of his life, Rosie Sotelo. After a brief courtship they were married on Oct. 6, 1956. Together they had four children, Leroy, Linda, Frank and Lynn. Frank and Rosie raised their family in Albert Lea. Frank also worked for Wilson & Co. as a meat cutter for many years, where he later retired. Rosie passed away July 29, 1985.

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Frank enjoyed expressing his humor playfully at the expense of those he loved the most. He enjoyed shooting pool at the Eagles Club, bowling, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, coaching youth YMCA baseball as well as playing softball. He was a member of the Albert Lea Gun Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles FOE 2258 in Albert Lea. He spent a great deal of time watching his grandchildren play sports. Frank also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. He also had a fondness for dogs.

Frank is survived by five remaining siblings, Elvira G. Prez, Tomas Galvan, Beatrice Luebano and Guadalupe Valdez; four children, Leroy and Betty Galvan of Coppell, Texas, Linda and Mike Richardson of Cresco, Iowa, Frank and Ann Galvan of Rochester and Lynn Galvan and friend, Greg Westergaard, of Rochester; seven grandchildren, Karen Mensink, Kelli Meyer, Katy Wiersma, Ryan Galvan, Alexander Galvan, Andrew Galvan and Samantha Galvan; four great-grandchildren, Rylee, Remi, Beau and Bently; and many nieces and nephews.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents Alberto and Paula; as well as his youngest brother, Adolph.