Marian Galenbeck Obituary

Marian  Galenbeck
Marian Galenbeck
Marian Galenbeck

June 29, 1916 - March 25, 2007
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Marian Mills Galenbeck, 90, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, after a brief illness. With the exception of brief periods in Rock Falls, Iowa and Seattle, Washington, Marian was a lifetime resident of Des Moines.

Born July 29, 1916, Marian was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and Grinnell College, where she majored in history. She also received a Masters degree in education from Drake University. Her career as an educator included several years as a remedial reading instructor in the West Des Moines Public Schools and concluded with employment as a guidance counselor at McCombs Junior High School in Des Moines.

Marian's foremost interest was her family. She is survived by her husband of nearly 65 years, Raymond G. Galenbeck; three children, Susan Fiterman of Naples, FL, Mary Gentile of Chandler, AZ and Scott Galenbeck of Des Moines; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, who celebrated Marian's 90th birthday with her last summer. Marian is also survived by her sister, Beatrice Wall of Grinnell, IA and her brother, Scott Mills of Maine.

Graveside services for Marian will be held at 3:30 p.m., (today) Tuesday, March 27, at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be made to Plymouth Congregational Church, Des Moines, where Marian was a member since childhood, or to the Scottish Rite Park Memorial Fund.





Resthaven Mausoleum
19th & Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
3:30 PM


Plymouth Congregational Church
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Scottish Rite Park
2909 Woodland Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312