Elaine M. Galvanek

April 21, 1940 - January 28, 2019

Elaine M. Galvanek of Cadillac was passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at her home. She was 78.

Mrs. Galvanek was born April 21, 1940 in Reed City to Clarence and Grace (Lucas) Rothig and they preceded her in death.

Elaine grew up in Luther and graduated from Luther High School in 1958 where she met her high school sweetheart, Dennis Galvanek. They were married January 12, 1959 and were married for 60 years. They began their family of six children. Once their children were in school Elaine went to work at Mercy Hospital as an administrative clerk for 15 years. After the children graduated they enjoyed spending winters in Florida. After retiring from Mercy Hospital she enjoyed helping out at the family business, Galvanek’s Auto & RV.

She loved her flower garden and enjoyed the wildlife at their home. Elaine also loved spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Clayhill Christian Church in Hoxeyville.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Dennis; children: Edward (Elaine Rockwell) Galvanek of Cadillac, Loretta (Derek) Watson of Beulah, Chris (Laura) Galvanek of Mesick, Lisa (Dave) Delancey of Mesick, Charles (Kristine) Galvanek of Cadillac and Lynn (Gary) Moyer of Arizona. She was also blessed with many grandchildren, bonus grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving relatives also include, sisters: Linda Block of Reed City, Nancy Eckholm of Muskegon; sisters-in-law, Charlene Rothig of Luther, Barbara (Steve) Hobbins of Cadillac and brother-in-law, Howard Beyer of Cedarville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters: Gerald Rothig, Clarence “Butch” Rothig, Carol Young and Lola Beyer and a grandson, Kevin Nolf.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Peterson Funeral & Cremation Services in Cadillac with Reverend John Martek and Reverend Robert Mattern officiating. Burial will be at Banker Cemetery in Hoxeyville. Friends may meet the family on Wednesday from 5-7 PM at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clayhill Christian Church or to Hospice. An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.


Guest Book

Erin Hagen - Jan 29th, 2019 7:40 pm

"Grandma you will always be in our hearts! I hope we will make you proud as you look down on us. "

Jeff Salliotte and family - Jan 30th, 2019 1:39 am

"Our Deepest sympathies. "

Thomas L. Perkins - Jan 30th, 2019 6:08 am

"My most sincere condolence to Dennis and the Galvanek family. Knew Elaine well as I grew up with her children, a good woman who will be missed."

Rudy Stimac - Jan 30th, 2019 7:30 am

"Sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family,"

kevin & lora squier - Jan 30th, 2019 5:21 pm

"Rest in peace , you will be dearly missed"

Andrea Saunby - Jan 30th, 2019 7:42 pm

"I would like to express my sorrow and condolences to you, Erin and your family. May your grandmother’s soul Rest In Peace."

Jack &Pat Hankins - Jan 30th, 2019 10:11 pm

"Our deepest condolences to Dennis and the Galvanek. Elaine has remained a good friend for many years and when ever we got together it was as if we never missed a day of friendship we picked right up again and carried on. She was a wonderful woman and will be thought of often and missed by many. I pray God will give each of you peace and comfort in the days to come."

Joyce Burke - Jan 31st, 2019 1:38 pm

"So sorry to hear of your loss. Love, hugs, and prayers to all her family and friends."

Butch and Annette Schneider - Jan 31st, 2019 6:27 pm

"So sorry for your loss . Keeping you all in our prayers. "

Butch and Annette Schneider - Jan 31st, 2019 9:23 pm

"So sorry for you loss. Keeping you all in our prayers during this difficult time."

Barry Campbell - Feb 1st, 2019 6:05 pm

"Denny, I was sorry to hear about Elaine's death. She was a nice lady. Fond memories going all the way back to Luther School. Thinking of you. Barry Campbell, Luther "

S. L. - Feb 5th, 2019 9:04 am

"My sincere condolences to the family of Elaine. May you find comfort and peace in God at this very difficult time. Psalm 29:11."

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