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Galetich

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John and Katherine Galetich came to Madrid from High Bridge in 1933. They came to the High Bridge- Madrid area seeking employment in the coal mines. They previously lived in Ironwood, Michigan. Mr. Galetich was a miner until his retirement. He was secretary-treasurer for the Croation Lodge of Madrid for many years. They were members of St. Malachy's Catholic Church. The Galetichs raised nine children.

John S. Galetich Jr. married Mabel Thoren. He worked in the coal mines and did carpenter work his entire life. He served as Mayor of Madrid in the 1950s. They had three children. John S. married Phyllis Magnani (one child, Michelle); Thomas married Janine Schulte (two children, Chet, and Chad); Margaret Ann passed away as a young child in 1946. John passed away in 1978.

Ann married Victor Butelli. They had four children: Linda married Steve Martin (two daughters, Kristin and Staci); Louis married Sandy Smith and had one child, Christopher, who passed away in 1982; Vicki married Dennis Swallow and has one daughter, Melissa; Kathy married Marvin Anderson. Ann passed away in 1967.

Emil married June Williams. Emil served in the 634 Tank Destroyer BN of the Army during World War II. He was employed at John Deere Works in Ankeny until his retirement in 1981. They have three daughters: Teresa, who married Robert Henry (three sons, Bill, Scott and Laine); Debbie, who married Gary Grow [two daughters, Nicole and Natalie); and Gail, who married Brian Longhenry (two children, Melissa and Jeremy).

Tony married Garnet Cavanaugh. Tony served in World War II in the Signal Corps of the Army being stationed throughout the European countries from 1942 until 1945. He was engaged in carpentry until his retirement in 1979. He also worked in the coal mines. They have three children: Susan, who married Mark Nelson and has two children, Beth and Tim; Larry, who married Sonia Perry and has two children, Toni and Todd; and Steve, who married Jana Buhrman and has two children, Lisa and Kyle. Stephen attended Madrid High School. He was a victim of a drowning accident three days prior to his graduation from Madrid High School in 1944.

Mary passed away in 1959 after a lengthy illness. Rose married Floyd Biondi and has two children, Joseph and Tina.

William graduated from Madrid High School in 1940. He served in the Ground Crew in the Air Force during World War II being stationed in the European Theatre. He was active in playing baseball, with the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. He played semi-pro for the Madrid Merchants and the Carroll Merchants. He has been employed at Deere and Company as a machinist since 1950. He is married to Arline Nordine.

Louis graduated from Madrid High School in 1947. He then attended St. Ambrose College in Davenport graduating in 1952. He has been on the faculties of St. Mary's of Clinton, St. Mary's of Remsen and Keumper High in Carroll, teaching in many fields. At present, he is on the faculty of Madrid High serving both as a teacher and head coach of the basketball program. He was married to Betty Leiting and has one daughter, Beth.

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