Hulbert M. “Mike” Gallagher, 93, of Hamburg, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Feb. 8, 2009 at the Ambassador Care Center in Sidney following a short illness.


Hulbert M. “Mike” Gallagher, 93, of Hamburg, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Feb. 8, 2009 at the Ambassador Care Center in Sidney following a short illness. 

Mike is survived by his wife of 67 years, Emma; two sons, Dr. Michael J. Gallagher of Hamburg and William N. Gallagher and wife Moria of Hugo, Minn.; two grandchildren, Moreen and Liam of Hugo; a sister, Bessie Pomeroy of Cedar Rapids; and one niece, Sheryl Henley and husband Gilbert of Coggon, Iowa.

Hulbert “Mike” was born Oct. 11, 1915 in Cedar Rapids to Howard and Viola (Hagenbuch) Gallagher.  He was a lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids until moving with his wife to Hamburg following the June 2008 flooding. 

Mike married Emma F. Dunek on Oct. 25, 1941, in Kahoka, Mo.  Following World War II he worked as a mechanic for Hogan’s Carburetor & Electric and Hermann M. Brown Construction Co.  Later Mike was the plant electrician for Universal Engineering.  Mike was a retired member of Machinists Local 831 and won the Senior Award for volunteer service to his union in 1997.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-1945 with the 6th Port Headquarters T.C.  He took part in two landings: Casablanca, North Africa, and Salerno, Italy.

He was a member of St. Ludmila Catholic Church, VFW Post 788 and American Legion Hanford Post 5.