In Memory

Milton Galke - Class Of 1944

Galke, Milton A. "Milt" Age 86, Born into Eternal Life on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Beloved husband and best friend for 63 years of his wife Marylynn (Mutzie) (nee Tyborski). Loving father of Scott (Helen) and Steven (Lisa Meisner). Dear Grandfather of Justin (Mary), Adam, Monica (Jeramie) Johnson, Mathew (Jessica Ringer) and Amanda (Rich) Harris. Great-grandfather of James, Anne, Cecilia (Galke), Collette, Leilani (Harris), Hayley (Galke), and Temprance (Johnson). Also survived by relatives, and many friends. Preceded in death by his grandson Eric. He was born in Milwaukee, and attended school there graduating from Washington High School. He was drafted and proudly served in U.S. Army during World War II in the SW Pacific with the 6th Division. He earned the Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze star plus six other campaign ribbons. When discharged he attended the University of Wisconsin graduating with a BS degree in 1950. He took a position with the U.S. Govt. working in DCAS and GSA/FSS in Quality Control for 35 years. After retiring, he worked 25 years as an independent Quality Assurance Consultant. He was a member of the VFW, DAV, and American Legion. He was the Historian, and wrote the History of VFW Post #5716, he also wrote the History of the 6th Infantry Division Association, serving that Organization as Chief of Staff and Historian. He had also served as President of the MacArthur Grade School, PTA in Milwaukee, the President of the Little Hearts Club of America, an did volunteer work in the City of New Berlin as a Volunteer Fireman for 9 years, and served on the Civil Service Commission, and the Board of Appeals. He also served as an Usher at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. His hobbies included: Hunting, Fishing, Writing, and reading history of the Civil War. Milt also enjoyed traveling with his wife, and attending reunions Visitation Friday, November 2, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 8500 W. Coldspring, from 9AM-10AM with A Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM. Private Entombment St. Adalbert's cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. HERITAGE FUNERAL HOMES New Berlin Chapel 262-901-1140 Guest Book & Directions


Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from October 31 to November 1, 2012

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01/24/13 05:23 PM #1    

Nannette Thom (Piasini) (1974)


An alum died October 28, 2012.  Milton Galke graduated from Washington Milwaukee just in time to help our country win WWII.  I knew him as an elderly outside source inspector who came into my work area once a week to make sure the jet engine parts my employer produced were exactly what was ordered and packaged exactly as needed for shipment.  He did miss a few times when he was hospitalized.  Weather did not keep him away.

Milton was always smiling.  He always had a story.  I looked forward to his weekly visits.  He retired about 2 years ago.  Yes, do the math.  He worked into his mid 80s.

His most repeated story was how his plans changed when he returned home from the war.  His plans were to attend college in Arizona. His parents insisted he return to Milwaukee to paint the house. That's when he met his wife and Arizona was exchanged for UW.

Heritage New Berlin Chapel had an obituary posted.  There is a small photo of Milt during an honor flight.  Always smiling.

Nannette Piasini

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