Loved father, grandfather, son and brother, Gale Ljunggren, 69 of Hollister, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at his home.
Gale was born on June 25, 1953 in Grand Island, Nebraska to parents, Donald & Shirley (Smith) Ljunggren. He married his high school sweetheart, Marcie Mailey on July 7, 1973 in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. Gale lived much of his life in Dell Rapids with his family and working as a manager in the auto body shops of different dealerships. He had lived in Hollister in the last few years and brought his love of the outdoors with him. He enjoyed fishing, hiking and kayaking. Wanting to stay active, he also worked at Menard’s in Hollister. More than anything, Gale loved his family. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. His presence will be deeply missed.
Gale was preceded in death by his father, Donald Ljunggren; wife, Marcie Ljunggren; his brother, Danny Ljunggren and nephew, Jeremiah Mailey.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley Ljunggren of South Dakota; sons, Jason Ljunggren and wife Tiffany of Tea, SD and Josh Ljunggren and wife Bobbie of Battlefield, MO; brothers, Gary Ljunggren of MT and Alan Ljunggren of SD; sisters, Sherri Linneman and Shirlette Ljunggren both of SD along with five grandchildren, Troy, Kiarra, Koby, Xaviera and Jack.
Services will be held in late May at Kahler-Brende Funeral Home in Dell Rapids with interment in Dell Rapids Cemetery. Local arrangements were under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory, Branson.
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