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Vera Rosina Galster


Vera Rosina Galster, Blaisdell passed away at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Montana May 12, 2021.

Vera was born to Jacob and Caroline Pfennig on November 4, 1926 in Beulah, North Dakota. She married Ewald Galster, her childhood neighbor, on December 23, 1945 in Beulah where they continued to farm and eventually opened a grocery store in Dawson, ND. In 1963, they moved to Wolf Point, Montana where Vera worked as a cook for Trinity Hospital, the Elks Club, and the Sherman Motor Inn. She was also the Activity Director for Faith Lutheran Home. After 37 years of marriage, Ewald passed away in 1983, prompting Vera to move to Wenatchee, Washington to be closer to her daughter Lavern where she met and married Joe Blaisdell. After he passed away, she moved to Glasgow, Montana to be close to her son Jerry.

Vera was an avid cross-stitcher, crocheter, and lover of solitaire.

She is survived by her four daughters; Sharon Abraham, Lavern (Larry) Baker, Diane (Charlie) Kunda, and Kathleen Galster; daughter-in-law Pam Galster; 10 grandchildren: Christopher (April) Galster, Tamra (Scott) Derry, Natalie (Tim) Colliver, Dawn (John) Bailey, John Abraham, Ken (Delania) Baker, Lynn (Daniel) Fipps, Lauren (Ed) Anderson, Katelyn Chaffee, and Krist (Ellie) Jessup; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brothers, Erwin and Wilbur (Mavis) Pfennig; sister, Elda Link; and sister-in-law Bobbie Pfennig.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Ewald Galster and Joe Blaisdell; son Sherald “Jerry” Galster; son-in-law, Les Abraham; brothers, Elden, Melvin, and Harold and sisters, Erma Morast and Lorene Seagar.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at Bell Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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