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Obituary for Steven Paul "Norton" Galigan

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.