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Obituaries from the week of July 5, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880


Monica “Tiny” Galvin, 80

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 3, 2000 for Tiny Galvin at IHM Church in Currie, MN. Msgr. Paul Evers officiated with Patty LeClaire as organist.

The pallbearers were all grandsons: Christopher Galvin, Todd Sammons, Damien Fogelson, Nathan Fogelson, Brandon Fogelson and John Marthaler.

Monica Catherine “Tiny” Galvin was born on May 4, 1920 to Millard and Louisa Stahlke Caron. She grew up on the family farm near Currie and attended IHM School. On February 12, 1945 she and Vincent Galvin were married at IHM church in Currie. Following their marriage they farmed the Galvin family farm North of Currie and raised their six children. Tiny worked at the Currie General Store for 25 years.

They retired from farming in 1978 and continued living on the farm. Vince passed away on May 15, 1996. Monica continued living on the farm.

In May 2000 she moved to Our House Hospice Home in Slayton and passed away there on June 30, 2000 at the age of 80.

She was a member of IHM Church at Currie all of her life and belonged to the W.C.C.W. since 1940. Tiny's favorite pastimes included gardening, and playing cards.

Survivors include her six children and their spouses: Patricia and John Sammons of Hastings, MN; Michael Galvin of Currie, Thomas Kevin Galvin of Currie, Richard Galvin of Congers, NY, Mary and Dale Fogelson of Phoenix, AZ and Daniel and Joy Galvin of Cheyenne, WY; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, one brother Charles Caron of Franklin, MN; two sisters, Carmelita Paden of Currie and Donna Norton of Portland, OR.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Vince, two brothers Amelian and Herome Caron and a sister, Elizabeth Clauson.

Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Currie, with Totzke Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Our House Hospice Home of Slayton.

Luverne Nybo, 79

Det. Sgt. Luverne Nybo, former Tracy resident, passed away at Reseda, CA.

Luverne and his twin brother Lelyn, were born to Ida and Gilbert Nybo on a farm south of Browns Valley in Roberts County.

He graduated from Tracy High School and also attended Mankato State College. He went to California to work in the defense plants. He then served in the US Forces.

He is survived by his wife Elise and four sons, Rev. Neil Nybo, Bruce, Keith and Bryan, all in California; his twin brother Lelyn and family in Mississippi; three sisters Elaine of Renville, Cleone Mickelson of New Hope and Myrtle Nybo Collins, of Luverne, MN and many other relatives.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Ida and Gilbert Nybo, Ray Nybo, Germaine Bucholz and husband Fried, his brother-in-law Harold Collins; a grandson; and a brother-in-law Wally Nelson.