Doris Galligan

Doris E. Galligan (Goodman)

Wednesday, July 15th, 1925 - Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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Doris E. Galligan, 94, of Kenosha, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Harbor Campus in Port Washington, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Marion, IN, on July 15, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Russell and Elsie (Drake) Goodman.

On September 24,1946, she married Robert E. Galligan in Marion, IN. He preceded her in death on November 5, 1984.

Doris worked for several banks during her lifetime including First National Bank of Marion IN, First National Bank of Fremont, OH (1957-60) and First National Bank of Kenosha, WI (1961-63). She also worked for the Republican Office Headquarters in Kenosha, WI, from 1960-61.

Doris was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School. Doris generously gave her time to many volunteer organizations and her children’s schools. She volunteered for the Kenosha Hospice Alliance (1984-1990), the First United Methodist Church Food Pantry and the Shalom Center Food Pantry. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and in her later years she loved winter trips to Florida with her friends to the Sarasota, Venice and Port Charlotte areas. Her favorite food was a grouper sandwich at Captain Eddie’s Seafood in Nokomis, FL. Doris was an avid reader and a wonderful cook. Her love for growing flowers and plants, especially Johnny Jump Ups and Gladiolas, was a gift from her father.

Most of all, Doris was kind, caring and devoted to her family. She was a fun and loving mom, grandma, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. She loved a good conversation and always had time to share a smile or lend a helping hand.

Doris is survived by her four children: Jan (Lillian) Santa Olaya, PR; Robert Michael (Toni) Naples, FL; Kimberly (Michael) Wood, Port Washington, WI and Jeffrey (Julie) Kenosha, WI; eight grandchildren: Shanan (Stephanie), Timothy, Ashley and Trevor Galligan; Lydia Mulero; Bob (Jessica), Matthew (Samantha) and Andrew (fiancé Eleanore Mueller) Wood; five great-grandchildren: Nora, Zoey and Tess Galligan; Ellie and Luke Wood; and a great-grandson due in August. She is further survived by her brother David (Betty) Goodman, sister-in-law Eloise (Ernest) Schepper, sister-in-law Jayne Galligan; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband Bob, she was preceded in death by her parents Russell and Elsie, father- and mother-in-law Phillip and Mildred Galligan; brother Richard Goodman, sister Joan Gibson, brothers-in-law Phillip and Merrill Galligan, James Gibson; and sisters-in-law Eileen Galligan and Darlene Goodman.

Due to current health concerns, services for Doris will be held privately, however you can copy and paste the following link into your browser to stream services live on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.
Internment will take place at Green Ridge Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Harbor Cove staff for their loving care during the last years of Doris’s life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shalom Center Food Pantry at 4314 - 39th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144, Attn: Lindsay and to Harbor Cove at 333 W. Waters St., Port Washington, WI 53074.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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    Green Ridge Cemetery
    6604-7th Avenue
    KENOSHA, WI 53143
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Geoff Dowse

Posted at 04:50pm
Mike and Toni,

Our condolences to you and you whole family. Your mother was a very nice person who brought happiness to many people.

Geoff and Sue Dowse

Jane Pirkl

Posted at 04:12pm
Jeff, Julie, Ashley and Trevor and the entire Galligan family, Know we are thinking of you all and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Remembering wonderful times visiting with Doris and listening to her fun stories. Hoping you find peace in the days and weeks ahead. Thinking of you all. Jane, Mike, and the Pirkl girls

Paul/Ginni Fennema

Posted at 10:39am
Remembering you and "Doris Galligan" in our minds and in our hearts.
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Fred and Kathy Ricker Posted at 08:53pm

Dear Galligan family, My condolences to you on the loss of your mother. She was a very kind lady and we enjoyed her company at many Kenosha News occasions in the past. God bless you all and stay safe. Sincerely, Fred and Kathy Ricker

Paul/Ginni Fennema

Posted at 10:35am
Paul & Ginni Fennema

Our thoughts and prayers for you Jan and Lillian and all the Galligan Family. May you all find comfort in the multitude of memories she has provided you. Your mother was a very caring and giving person and I always enjoyed seeing her and spending time in your home. It is pleasing to know that, in these times, she was able to have family with her at the end.

Chris & Sally Galligan

Posted at 08:56pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always remember the special times we visited with Aunt Doris. I hope you can find peace in the wonderful life she has lived. Sally and I will be praying for you to have comfort and support from God.

Brenda and Matt Preston Posted at 09:46am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom was always such a pleasant and kind person.

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