Danny J. Gallagher

Died March 17, 2017


Danny J. Gallagher, 69, of West Branch passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City.

Danny was born Dec. 10, 1947, to Arthur and Dorothy Gallagher in Flint, moving to West Branch at age 3. He married Patricia Ann Mudge on June 5, 1970, in Standish. He graduated from Ferris State University in 1970 and began work at State Savings Bank of West Branch until 1982 when he moved to Hillman to join Hillman State Bank and later North Bank. He moved back to the West Branch area in 1993 to join Firstbank until he retired April 2013. Danny was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, charter member of the James Cronk Council of the Knights of Columbus in Hillman and very involved in the Kiwanis Club of West Branch. He enjoyed four-wheeling, fishing, hunting, rabbit camp, going to his cabin in Goetzville, playing cribbage with family and friends and traveling, especially enjoying several trips touring Ireland with family and friends and visiting his Irish living relatives there.

Danny is survived by his wife, Patricia Gallagher of West Branch; brothers, Gary (Laurann) Gallagher of Flint and Greg Gallagher of West Branch; mother-in-law, Lucille Mudge of Standish; sister-in-law, Linda (Randy) Haas of Lincoln Park; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Patrick Gallagher.

Visitation at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Monday, March 20, 2017, from 2-9 p.m. with Scripture service at 7 p.m. A celebration of life Mass will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church at noon with visitation starting at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Father Patrick Maher will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ogemaw County Food Pantry or Kids Against Hunger — Kiwanis Club.


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