A memorial services was held Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the United Church of Crook, in Crook, Colo. for Galen Dalsted of Iliff, Colo.
Posted on 3/18/16
He died March 8, 2016 in his home.
Galen Paul Dalsted was born on August 30, 1949 in Langdon to Alvin and Mabel (Zarn) Dalsted. He attended school in Langdon and graduated in 1967. During high school he enjoyed playing football and belonged to FFA, Agriculture Economics Club, and Letterman’s Club. He went on to attend NDSU receiving a degree in Agricultural Economics. During his time at NDSU he was part of the fraternity Alpha Gamma Rho and the Rajhals club. Shortly after graduation he and his wife Chari moved to the family farm near Osnabrock where he took over the farming operations until the late 1990’s. He started Dalsted Brothers Harvesting with his two brothers Norman and Kevin. He enjoyed traveling to Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado where he forged lifelong friendships with farmers he worked for and fellow harvesters. More than anything he enjoyed the time that he spent with his brothers while working during the summer and fall months. He and his family moved to Colorado in 2006 where he could be closer to his brother and sister. In 2009 he moved the harvesting business to Iliff, Colo. He loved the small farm which the family lovingly refers to as “The Ponderosa”, and the great neighbors who lived nearby. Galen was happy there. The Ponderosa became the site of a relatively new tradition in 2011 where the Dalsted family and friends gathered for a yearly reunion every August. This was something that he enjoyed immensely and looked forward to every year. The gathering has continually grown with 2015 being the largest gathering to date. The family plans to continue the tradition at the Ponderosa for many years to come. Aside from the yearly reunions at the Ponderosa he enjoyed many other get-togethers with his kids and extended family in Colorado. He felt very lucky to have so many loving family members so close by. He was able to spend many holidays, birthdays and other celebrations at his sister Luann and husband Dave’s home in Thornton, Colo. alongside the rest of the family. Besides work and family he had many interests and hobbies. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending Nuggets games. He also enjoyed watching the Broncos and keeping up to date with current events. He preferred the country life but would make exceptions to travel into the city to attend a great concert at Red Rocks or Fiddlers Green. He also enjoyed gardening his whole life and had recently planted a garden at the farm in Iliff. He also enjoyed bowling, at times bowling up to three times per week during the winter months in Langdon. He said that bowling gave him something to look forward to during those long, cold snowy months. During the last family get together; he was able to enjoy a night of bowling and laughs with his family. His family truly enjoyed having him around as he always found humor and positivity in every situation.
Galen is survived by his daughter Barbara Weimer and husband Miles, daughter Elizabeth Dalsted and son Noah, son Daniel Dalsted and daughter Christalle Dalsted – all of Colorado. He is also survived by his brother Norman Dalsted and wife Joy and sister Luann Bauer and husband Dave – all of Colorado. Galen is also survived by seven loving nieces and nephews.
Galen is preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Mable Dalsted, wife Charmaine Dalsted, wife Robin Dalsted and brother Kevin Dalsted.
He has gone to be with the Lord. His belief and commitment to the Lord was strong and unfailing. This brings comfort to his family in this hard time.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation in Galen’s name to the United Church of Crook.
Tennant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.