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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
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Steven Galigan

Steven Paul "Norton" Galigan

Wednesday, May 25th, 1949 - Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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Steven P. “Norton” Galigan, 71 of Marcus, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at his home. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. Rev. Travis Stevick will officiate. Burial will follow at the Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service scheduled at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through

Steven Paul “Norton” Galigan was born on May 25, 1949 in Le Mars, Iowa to Paul and Martha (Nelson) Galigan. He was raised in Marcus, Iowa and graduated from Marcus High School. Following high school, he attended Iowa Lakes Community College where he studied accounting. During his younger years, Steve worked for the Marcus Newspaper. He also worked at the liquor store in Remsen, Iowa and drove a truck for Ames and Bass Trucking.

On August 3, 1968, Steve and Nancy Ione “Red” McQueen were united in marriage at Meadow Star United Methodist Church, rural Washta, Iowa. They made their home in Marcus. Norton began his longtime career with the City of Marcus in 1979. He worked for the city until he retired in 2011. During his retirement years, Norton worked part time at Schmillen Construction and assisted the Mayer and Ohlendorf families with farming. He also helped out in the kitchen at the Old Panhead Restaurant.

Norton loved the outdoors and loved to duck, goose and deer hunt. He also enjoyed fishing and gardening. When he wasn’t doing those things he could be found watching NASCAR and old westerns.

He is survived by a sister, Shari Galigan of Albuquerque, NM; a niece, Samantha of Albuquerque, NM; close friends, Beth Enneking and Larry Weber; and many friends around Marcus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Nancy on July17, 2012.

A memorial will be established in Norton’s memory. Donations may be directed to the family.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, October 19th, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home
    206 E. Pine
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service scheduled at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
  • Service

    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 10:30am
    Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home
    206 E. Pine
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    Pastor Travis Stevick
  • Interment

    Marcus Amherst Cemetery
    E. Highland Drive
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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  • Reception

    The Old Panhead
    314 N Main St
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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Margo Gates

Posted at 11:33pm
Tom and I were classmates of Steve's. He always had a wisecrack and was a funny guy. Our condolences to all who knew Steve.

Tom and Margo Gates

Patricia L. Meyers

Posted at 03:26pm
We met Norton (Steve) about 37 years ago I think at our resort in Minnesota. He and Red came with a wonderful group of friends, family and fishermen and women - The Kruses Don, Shirley, Dennis, Arlene and families and Larry and Helen Weber and family. There were friends also- too many to mention and I may leave someone out. Anyway, Steve was usually up by little cabin 5 to begin with! He and Red brought lots of cooking supplies. It took awhile to get to know Red, but the last fun time we had was on the deck of cabin 8 with Nancy Z, Nancy G, Steves Tequilla and shot glasses! I was walked home! Lol! But Steve was different. He was always outgoing with a smirk on his face as if had done something. And he usually had! I remember when I was bent over planting flowers by cabin 10. He said- Gotcha! You want an 8 x10? Or something very similar. So I told him I was gonna get him back! He was always teasing and wise cracking! You couldn't help but love him ! He was usually with the group , cooking, eating, drinking or fishing! This year when I saw him I couldn't help but hug him and we hugged. He was the only one I have hugged all year since Covid! It came so automatically! I am so glad I did! I have cried over this but he is in a much better place without physical or mental pain. We love you Steve/Norton! Your entire group stole our hearts but you had a special place. May you rest in peace! Hope to see you again! PTL! Love, Ron, Patty and family

Colleen & Jim Duddleston

Posted at 08:00pm
Condolences to his family & friends.
He was a great guy.

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