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Galen Lee McKenzie

04/23/1931 - 09/28/2020

Galen L. McKenzie, 89, long time resident of Eveleth/Virginia, passed away peacefully at home on September 28, 2020 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Galen was born to Alexander and Minnie McKenzie, April 23, 1931, in Faribault, Minnesota. Galen graduated from Virginia High School and served in the United States Army where fought in the Korean War. He married is Forever Love, Betty Heinzer, December 16, 1967 in Virginia, Minnesota. Galen worked for United States Steel for 38 years, retiring in 1989. He was a long time member of the American Legion Post 239.

Galen was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors and spending  time on the lakes of Minnesota. He loved cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. He had a special love for dogs.

Galen is survived by his children, Debbie Adrianse, Donna (Leroy Valley) Hill, Ricky (Lori) Heinzer,  Michelle Pecarina, Barbara (Rich Furniss) Cooney, and Jill (Phil) San Diego; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Galen was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents, sons-in-law, Tom Adrianse and Robert Pecarina; daughter-in-law, Michelle Heinzer; grandson, Morgan Pecarina; brother, Stanley (Sarge) McKenzie; and his dog pals, Buddy and Missy Sue.

A special Thank You to Essentia Hospice for their compassion and care. There will be no services per Galen’s request. A Celebration of his life will take place on a future date at the American Legion Post 239 in Virginia, Minnesota.    Memorials can be made to The American Legion Post 239 Virginia, Mn. or Essentia Health Hospice East Range Team. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or send condolences visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

2 thoughts on “Galen Lee McKenzie”

  1. Barbara Cooney says:

    Having a dad in heaven is hard because you miss him so much on Earth. God and the angels are lucky to have you by their sides. I will forever miss you and carry you as a most wonderful memory in my heart for as long as I live. Until we meet again Dad Forever in my Heart ❤

  2. Barbara Cooney says:

    Having a dad in heaven is hard because you miss him so much on Earth. God and the angels are lucky to have you by their sides. I will forever miss you and carry you as a most wonderful memory in my heart for as long as I live. Until we meet again. Forever in my heart ❤

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