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Galen E. Ducommun

Thursday, June 23, 2011

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Galen Ducommun
Galen E. Ducommun, 78, of Marcus, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Mayo Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Robert Blair officiating. A family gathering and inurnment will be in the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery, prior to Galen's service. Military respects will be provided by the F.I Goodburn-American Legion Post #517 of Marcus. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 24, at the Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. The family will be present to greet friends and relatives from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The visitation will continue at the church, one hour prior to Galen's service on Saturday. Galen Edward Ducommun, the son of Opal Sigrid Mae (Swanson) and Edward Louis Ducommun, was born on Aug. 8, 1932, in Cleghorn. He graduated from Cleghorn High School in 1950. Galen was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Gloss on July 24, 1955, in Larrabee. Their union was later blessed with two daughters and a son. Galen was inducted into the United States Army on April 2, 1953, in Omaha, Nebraska and served his country during the Korean War period, achieving the rank of Corporal. After honorably and faithfully serving his time in the service, Galen was discharged from his military duties on April 1, 1955 from Fort Sill, Okla. Galen proudly provided for his family as an electrical contractor and the owner of his own business, Ducommun Electric. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Historical Society, and a member of the F.I. Goodburn-American Legion Post 517, all in Marcus. Some of Galen's interests and leisure activities included R.V. camping and traveling, fishing, training his border collie, hobbying on the computer, pet breeding small animals and tropical fish, raising and shearing sheep, ballroom dancing, and carving leather. He was a silver smith, an avid chef, enjoyed creating beautiful stain glass projects, and treasured spending time with Pat while wintering the past 16 years in Mesa, Ariz. Galen's memory will be cherished in the hearts of his wife, Patricia Ducommun of Marcus; his children, Gayle Hearne of Shreveport, La., Steve Ducommun and his wife, Carol of Wilmette, Ill., and Linda Brewer and her husband, Jeb of Des Moines; his sister, Joyce (LeRoy) Lockwood of Spirit Lake; his brother, Wayne (Jeri) Ducommun of Sioux City; his grandchildren, Scott (Lauren) Hearne, Anna (Elton) Stewart, Rachel (Jarred) McCauley, Mark Ducommun, Melissa Ducommun, Ellie Ducommun, Janelle (Scott) Greene, Jim Brewer, Jared Brewer, and Jennifer Brewer. He will also be missed by his great-grandchildren, Abigayle Stewart, Ella Jane Stewart, Adeline McCauley, Isaac Greene, and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceding Galen in death are his parents, Edward and Opal Ducommun and his son-in-law, Erwin Hearne.