American Veteran 09

Thomas M. Gallagher

August 28, 1946 ~ July 10, 2020 (age 73)


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Thomas M. Gallagher, age 73 of Oak Grove, Minnesota died Friday, July 10, 2020 following a short battle with cancer.  Tom proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a helicopter crew chief from 1964-1967.  He was a brilliant man.  He invented the Sneaky Pete; a tool used to install drain tile.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Luella (Freeburg) Gallagher; sister-in-law, Anita Gallagher; niece, Kellie Taylor; nephews, Trevor Hoheisel, Chad Leibel, Zachary Crouse.  He is survived by his sons, Dane and Brent Gallagher; siblings, Patty (Alger) Nelson, Barb (Wally) Dill, John Gallagher, Linda Hoheisel, Pam (Hal) Leibel, Robert Gallagher, Jeff (Sandy) Gallagher, Joe Gallagher, Todd Gallagher, Peter Gallagher, Brian Gallagher; many nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

A gathering of family and friends will begin at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 18, 2020 at American Legion Post 225, 355 West Broadway Avenue Forest Lake.  Flag presentation at 1:00 p.m.  While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate most gatherings. The use of face masks by attendees is recommended, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep our facility clean.


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Celebration of Life
July 18, 2020

12:30 PM
American Legion Post 225
355 West Broadway Avenue
Forest Lake, MN 55025

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