Obituary- Elfriede “Elfie” Gallun

Feb 4th, 2019 | By | Category: News, Obituaries

(Nee Jatzkowski) was called home to the Lord on January 22, 2019, age the age of 86. Elfie was reunited with her beloved husband of 59 years, Edwin A. “Ned” Gallun Jr. She was the loving mother of Lisa (James) Baum, Amanda (Tom) Wood and Martin (Angela) Gallun; dear grandmother of Jacob (Brittany) Baum, Luke Baum, Nathan Raitmaier, Connor and Tyler Gallun; great-grandmother of Bentlee Baum; dear sister of Georg Jatzkowksi, Alfred Jatzkowksi, and Margaret Jatzkowksi. She was further survived by other relatives and friends and preceded in death by her brother Leo Jatzkowksi.

Elfie was born in East Prussia. Although her formal schooling was cut short by WWII, she was a lifelong learner, educating herself on medicine, nutrition, and her favorite book, The Bible. Her escape from East Germany in 1952 gave her an appreciation for liberty and freedom. Elfie was very proud of her adoptive county and becoming a United States citizen. She had an unwavering commitment to organizations that promoted freedom and liberty throughout the world. Elfie nurtured her family and supported her husband Ned in the growth of the family business, Metalcraft of Mayville.

Visitation was held at Harder Funeral Home on Saturday, February 2nd and funeral service followed
There was a private family interment at Forest Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to North Avenue Baptist Church or the Salvation Army are appreciated. The Scoop sends our warmest condolences to Lisa Baum and the entire Gallun Family.

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