Michael Galleher MacLean — Austin

AUSTIN — Memorial services for Michael Galleher MacLean will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin.

Michael Galleher MacLean, 67, of Austin, died unexpectedly March 31, 2009, in Tucson, Ariz.

He was born May 11, 1941, in Lincoln, Neb. On Aug. 10, 1963, he married Patricia Mullen, with whom he shared 45 years. He graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and later obtained a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota. He served in the Army for three years, including two in Munich, Germany, and was honorably discharged with the rank of captain.

In 2004, he retired from the Hormel Foods corporate office in Austin, after 33 years in labor relations and human resources. He was respected for his integrity, insight and mentoring skills. In retirement he consulted for Hormel and other local businesses, and taught at Riverland Community College. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, where he volunteered weekly and served on various committees. He also served as president of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, twice served as president of the Cedar Valley Services Board, and had just completed his term as president of the congregation at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin. His greatest pleasure came from spending time with his wife, his sons and their families.

He is survived by his wife; two children, Michael (Lisa) MacLean Jr. of Buffalo, N.Y., and Mark (Lynn) MacLean of Duluth, Minn.; four grandchildren, Madeleine, Gavin, Payton and Sophie MacLean; three brothers, Harry MacLean of Denver, James F. (Sherry) MacLean Sr. of Des Moines, Iowa, and Jack MacLean of Lincoln, Neb.; and a niece, Megan MacLean of Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Gavin and Harry Norman Galleher; stepfather, James F. MacLean; and a sister, Sharon Galleher.


Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 850 2nd St. S.W., Rochester, MN 55902.

Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

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