COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa - Julio Cesar Galvan, 50, of Columbus Junction, died Monday August 4, 2008, near Keosauqua, Iowa of injuries following a work related accident.
Funeral Mass at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty. The Rev. Dennis Martin will officiate. Burial will be at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty.
Visitation at the Church with a rosary prayer service at 8 p.m. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Galvan was born March 9, 1958, in Baja, Mexicali, Mexico, the son of Rogelio Galvan and Juanita Villarreal de Galvan. He married Rosantina Lopez in 1993 in West Liberty. He was employed by L.L. Pelling in North Liberty.
He was a leader, fighter, rock, and friend to many. He was a well-rounded and hard working individual, who welded in his spare time. His family was important to him. He was a good brother to his siblings, helping them out when needed. He always gave sound advice to his children and stressed getting an education so that they would not have to work as hard he did.
His son Julio Jr. will always remember the many things he learned from his father.
He is survived by his wife, Rosantina Galvan of Columbus Junction; two sons, Julio Cesar Galvan Jr. and Ivann Galvan, all of Columbus Junction; 10 brothers and sisters, Rogelio Galvan of West Liberty, Rosalinda Villarreal of Wisconsin, Juan Jose Galvan of West Liberty, Maricela Galvan, Arnulfo Galvan and Evelio Galvan all of Texas, Marco Antonio Galvan of West Liberty, Migdelia Partida of West Liberty, Norma Marquez of Denver and Ruben Galvan of West Liberty and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.