Mr. Galen M. Green, age 81, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on September 23, 1938 in Switzerland County, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Andrew Peter and Sadie Mae (Peters) Green. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana where he was a 1956 graduate of the Vevay High School. Galen was inducted into the United States Army on April 11, 1957 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. He served in the Korean War and Vietnam War and rose to the rate of Specialist 5th Class and was honorably discharged on March 31, 1963. On September 4, 1959 Galen was united in marriage at the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church, to his wife of over 60 years, Billie Jo Reese. This happy union was blessed with two sons, Joe and Jamie and three daughters, Cindy, Vickie and Michelle. Galen was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for several years. He was also employed for Arvin Sango in Madison, Indiana, for nine years and received the perfect attendance award and 5+ years without a recordable injury award. He was also employed for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Galen held membership in the Plum Creek Baptist Church where he was currently a trustee. Galen’s passion in life was farming and instilling his work ethic into his children and grandchildren. Galen enjoyed playing euchre and pinochle, hunting, trapping, fishing and watching TV especially sports. Most of all, Galen enjoyed spending time with his loving family. Galen passed away at 6:45 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
Galen will be missed by his loving wife, Billie Jo (Reese) Green of Vevay, IN; his sons, Joe Green and his wife, Kaulene of Vevay, IN and Jamie Green and his wife, Karoline of Vevay, IN; his daughters, Cindy Jo Turner of Vevay, IN, Vickie Green of Rising Sun, IN and Michelle White and her husband, Randy of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren, Leslie Rich, Brenna Pietrykowski, Kyle Green, Samuel White, Jackson White, Joshua Mitchell, Noel Gray, Joei Gray, April Konkle, Kimber Green and Kelsea Green; his great-grandchildren, Gavin Rich, Andrew Pietrykowski, Corbin Pietrykowski, Emmett Pietrykowski, McKayla Oeffinger, Kristina Oeffinger, Kyla Fieler, Axel Gray, Jaxson Gray, Kaiden Konkle, Kenley Konkle and Colton Konkle; his sisters, Alberta Reed of Waldron, IN, Linda Poling of Patriot, Indiana, Lucille Phillips and her husband, Cherry of Vevay, IN and Mary Catherine McManus of Vevay, IN; his brother, Ivan Green and his wife, Dollie of Patriot, IN and his numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Peter Green, died December 28, 1946 and Sadie Mae (Peters) Green, died July 21, 1985; his son-in-law, Fred Abraham “Freddie” Turner, died July 2, 2019; his sisters, Dorothy Mae Scott, died June 1, 1960 and Meredith Scudder, died April 26, 2010; his brothers, Marvin Green, died November 27, 1967, Arthur “Buddy” Green, died August 23, 2011, Charles Green, died October 19, 2015 and Alan Green, died May 15, 1986.
Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., by Pastor Casey Banta at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Animal Shelter, Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o CFSCI, American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund or Switzerland County Emergency Response. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com