Celestine “Cel” Gall, 79-year-old resident of Royalton died as the result of an accident on the family farm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 13 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman with Father Kenneth Popp officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of the service on Friday at the church. The burial will be held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, January 13. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Michaels Catholic Church in Buckman or the St. Cloud VA Hospital.
Celestine Gall was born December 7, 1943 on the home farm in Buckman Township, Morrison County, Minnesota to the late Joseph and Agnes (Mischke) Gall. He attended and graduated from Pierz High School with the class of 1961. Cel proudly served his Country in the United States Army. Celestine enlisted on January 29, 1964 and was honorably discharged on January 26, 1966. After his discharge from the military Cel worked as a carpenter for Witcher Construction in the Twin Cities area. He was united in marriage to Linda Nash on November 7, 1966 at St. John’s Nepomuk Catholic Church in Lastrup, Minnesota, the couple made their home in New Hope until 1974. The couple moved to Buckman Township and owned and operated the Gall Family Farm. Cel enjoyed farming, raising and hauling cattle until his retirement from cattle in 2012; even shipping to his friends in Arizona. He will be remembered as a jack of all trades. Cel enjoyed playing cards, pool, jarts, driving around and looking at the crops and treasuring the outdoors. Cel and Linda enjoyed traveling to Arizona for many winters. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, the Royalton American Legion and the Sauk Rapids VFW.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Linda of Royalton; daughter, Michelle (John Countryman) Sura of Sartell; son, Curtis (significant other, Kathy Thompson) Gall of Little Falls; grandchildren, Brandon Sura, Austin Sura, Gracelyn Gall, Madison Gall, step-grandson, Michael Przybilla; siblings, Leander (Elly) Gall of Maple Lake, Marilyn Popp of Sauk Rapids and Roger Gall of Buckman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paula Trapp of St. Louis Park, Timothy (Carol) Nash of Lastrup, Sandy (Donnie) Majerus of Lastrup, Rodney Nash of North Carolina, Leslie Nash of Little Falls and Tom (Cathy) Nash of Tenstrike and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Agnes Gall; son-in-law, Rick Sura; brothers, Willie Gall and Benno (Elaine) Gall; sister in-law, Beverly Nash; brother-in-law, Louis Nash, Jr.; father and mother-in-law, Louis and Pauline Nash.
Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Cel. 320-632-4393.