Dorothy Madeline Galdeen (Lucht)

1922 - 2018


Dorothy Madeline Galdeen (Lucht), 96 yrs, of Ida, MI, died Saturday December 8, 2018, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, OH. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, Sunday December 16, 2018, from 1-8 PM. She will lie in state on Monday December 17, 2018 from 10 AM until the services at 11 AM, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Temperance, MI. Pastor Robin Kistemaker will officiate. Burial will be in Lulu Cemetery, Ida, MI.


Born November 24, 1922, in Ida, MI. Dorothy was the daughter John and Pearl (Brunner) Lucht. She was a 1941 Ida High School Graduate. She then earned her Registered Nurse from the School of Nursing through Lucas County Hospital, Toledo, OH. She married Ervin Galdeen on December 26, 1943, in Zion Lutheran Church Parsonage. Ervin died May 25, 2009. She worked as an RN at MCO and Toledo Hospital from 1941-1984 when she retired. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Temperance where she was part of the prayer chain, funeral dinners and quilting club. She was a member of Bedford Senior Citizens Center where she worked the meals on wheels, was part of the bowling league and loved to play cards. She joined Dundee Senior Citizens Center later on. She lived on a farm and loved to garden, travel with her girlfriends and was "Always Busy".


Survivors include: sons, Melvin (Patricia) Galdeen, Joel (Patricia) Galdeen, Gale Galdeen; a daughter, Jeanne (John) Kanary; a brother, Robert (Virginia) Lucht; grandchildren, Alycia, Danyelle, Tony, John, Pilita, Thomas Jr., Zakary, Daniel; great-grandchildren, Jazlynn, Desiree, Ames, Lee, Sawyer, Knox, Sloane, Shea and a great-great-grandchild, Jazlynn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sons, Thomas and Robert Galdeen.


Memorial contributions can be made to: St. Luke's Lutheran Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio