Vernon Galle, 90 years old of New Alsace, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Vernon was born and raised on a farm in St. Mary’s and graduated from Sunman High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army and served as a Paratrooper. Upon returning home from the Army, Vernon married Marlene Fette and raised six children in New Alsace. Vernon was a horse racing enthusiast and was a frequent visitor to the local horse racing tracks. As he became less mobile, he was ecstatic to find a TV channel dedicated to horse racing and was able to continue love for the sport. Vernon, aka “mole man”, became the go to guy for trapping moles in Dearborn County. As he drove around town, he noticed which neighbors could use his assistance and eagerly offers his services. His record stands at 160 moles in one season. After retiring from Monsanto as a Maintenance Mechanic, Vernon became very involved with St. Paul’s Catholic Church. He filled such roles as the church sacristan and eucharistic minister. He was also very involved in the life of his children and grandchildren whom he adored very much. Vernon would always make sure to have the beer fridge stocked on grass cutting day so whoever was cutting that day would stay and visit for a while. Vernon was a very kind human being. He never wanted recognition for anything he did and was content to be a selfless man with a heart of gold.
Vernon will be deeply missed by his children Deborah (Joseph) Neumeister, James (Bonnie) Galle, Marvin (Suzanne) Galle, Charlene (Ronald) Alig, and Dan (Tracy Evans) Galle; siblings Shirley Robbins, Margie Rauch, and Eugene Galle; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 26 years, Marlene, son Donald Galle, and parents Clara & Elmer Galle.
A private mass will be held on Saturday, December 3 at 10:00am at St. Paul’s Church of All Saints Parish. Although attendance at the mass is private, the community will be able to view the mass online by visiting https://www.youtube.com/user/aspweeklyhomily. Memorials can be made to St. Paul’s Cemetery Fund and can be mailed to the funeral home. Family and friends are encouraged to leave condolences at www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com