Vern Gallentine, 84, of Marshalltown, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. Mass of Christian Burial for Vern will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marshalltown. Burial will follow services at Logan Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home where his family will be present to greet friends. A public vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be directed in Vern's name to his family. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.mitchellfh.com.
Vern is survived by his wife Carmen Gallentine of Marshalltown, his two daughters; Gabriela Gallentine of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Juana Lucia Gallentine of Marshalltown, his grandchildren Ramon Alexander and Edson Dominic, his brothers Maynard Gallentine of Colorado Springs, Colorado and John (Marjorie) Gallentine of Carlisle, Iowa, his sisters Garnet McKay of Rock Island, Illinois, and Beth (Bill) Gilgen of Marshalltown, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews.