Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Carl Frederick Galow, Jr. died on Wednesday, April 8.  After a long, very active life, his competitive spirit was never more evident than in his long wrestling match with dementia and heart disease.  Carl received wonderful, loving care from the committed staff at Brookdale Senior Living Center and Dunes Hospice.  Carl is survived by his daughter and son in law, Martha and Tim Fuller, who reside in the San Juan Islands in Washington State, and his two sisters, Lois Bowker and Karen Wozniak, of Bay City, Michigan.  He was preceded in death in 2000 by his much-loved wife of forty years, Bette (Gahl) and his brother Donald in 2014.  Carl was a graduate of Valparaiso University, and held masters’ and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin and the Oklahoma State University.  After serving Valparaiso University as sports information director, director of VU’s Pocono Crest retreat, Dean of Men, director of VU’s international study program at Cambridge University in England, and Associate Professor of Journalism, he retired in 1995.  He loved interacting with students, offering them as much of his time – and patience – as they needed to make their way through his classes and their VU experience.  Many of his former students have stayed in contact with him, many years after they graduated.  Carl also took great pleasure from other pastimes.  He was a fan of college basketball and football, an avid reader, played handball well into his sixties, and turned his woodworking hobby into expertise as a master picture framer.  He enjoyed his beer, Irish whiskey, and Manhattans.  Carl had a great sense of humor, happily swapping jokes with his lunch buddies and teasing most everyone indiscriminately.  Carl was a generous donor to various charities and always available to help friends, students, and neighbors, though he was usually uncomfortable with much recognition of his efforts.   He lived a rich, full life, bringing laughter and support to the many lives he touched.  He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. 
There will be a memorial service for Carl on Sunday, April 12 at 3 pm at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, with Pastor Tim Knauff presiding and the Reverend Doctor Fred Niedner offering the homily.  A reception in the Bow Bar at Strongbow Inn will follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valparaiso University or to the Bette J. Galow Endowed Scholarship fund at VU.

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