Theresa Galus-Day

Obituary of Theresa Marie Galus-Day

Theresa Galus-Day, 84, of Baroda, passed away at her home on August 4, 2019. 


She was born on February 12, 1935 in Paw Paw, Michigan to the late Joseph and Catherine (Gozdecki) Kowalski.  Theresa grew up with six siblings on her parent’s farm. She married John Galus in 1953 and lived in Hammond, Indiana for over twenty years, until his passing in 1972.  In 1978 she married John “Elmo” Day and moved to Baroda, Michigan, he passed in 2014.


Theresa was always busy in the kitchen creating wonderful dinners & desserts.  She enjoyed Black Bear hunting in the U.P. and another “hunt” she enjoyed was for mushrooms. Theresa worked for a short time at Tabor Hill Winery and loved spending time with her family.  While at home she developed an interest in watching wrestling and her favorite was, of course, Roman Reigns. In the last several years and in declining health, she was cared for at home by her granddaughter LaDonna, her husband Charley and their children.


Theresa is survived by her children, Patricia Godinez, John (Vickie) Galus, and Denise (Tony) Milliken; Her grandchildren, LaDonna (Charley) Pilkerton, Melanie Ogrezovich, Tracy Quintanilla, Valerie (Johnny) Horton, Jennifer (Kyle) Tryan, Mary Milliken, Ezequiel (Claudia) Godinez; great-grandchildren, Michael Blake, Samantha (Kevin) Flispart, Caitlin (Tyler) Harris, Tyler (Sasha) Vela,  Xavier (Ellie) Vela, Hailey (Antonio) Duarte, Juan Quintanilla, Kainan Miller, Emma Quintanilla and Kylie Soeder; great-great-grandchildren, Cooper & Callum Vela, Layla & Antonio, Jr. Villa. She will also be missed by her sister, Cecelia Bain; sister-in-laws, Sylvia and JoAnn Kowalski and many nieces and nephews; as well as countless others she loved.


Theresa was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, John B. Galus; second husband, John H. Day; her siblings, Louise (Bill) Mihelich, Joe (Bertha) Kowalski, Tom Kowalski, Jim (Madelyn) Kowalski and Tony Kowalski.


A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Niles. Funeral services will be on Friday, at the funeral home, at 11:00 a.m.


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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles.

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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main St.
Niles, Michigan, United States
(269) 683-1155

Funeral service

11:00 am
Friday, August 9, 2019
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main Street
Niles, Michigan, United States
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