MOUNT MORRIS – Michael John “Chongo Warrior/Indian” Galvan, 58, of Mount Morris, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at his home.
Michael was born Dec. 26, 1954, in Sterling, to Rudy and Melinda (Gonzales) Galvan. He was raised and educated in Sterling, where he resided for most of his adult life. He did relocate to the LaCrosse, Wis. area for a period of time, but had recently returned to the area. Michael was a carpenter and jack of all trades. He loved sports and participated in many over the years.
Michael is survived by one son, Eric Galvan, and four grandchildren, Jesse, Austin, Bryce, and Alyviah Galvan, all of the Rockford area; his wife, Joanne of LaCrosse; stepchildren, Shelly, Joseph and Becca; his mother, Melinda (Frank) Guentert, and his siblings, Rudy (Nikki) Galvan, Kathy (Ken) Fossett, David (Terri) Galvan, Marta (Todd) Wiggins, and Nick (Debbie) Galvan, all of the area; and numerous nieces and nephews – all of whom loved their uncle dearly.
Michael was preceded in death by his father, Rudy Sr.; brother, Rick, of California; and two very special nephews, Rudy III and Jaime.
Cremation rights will be accorded and a memorial service and celebration of his life will be at a later date at his childhood home in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.
Micheal was a very unique man. He was loved by everyone he met and will be missed by all. His family will miss him more than words can express. We love you, Michael. RIP.