Galen Kokesch

NEW ULM — Galen Kokesch, 47, of New Ulm died Friday, August 31, 2018 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 6, 2018 at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 9 – 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the church. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home of New Ulm is in charge of the arrangements. To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guestbook go to:

Galen is survived by his father, Edward Kokesch of Fairfax; children, Courtney (Josh) Botten of North Mankato, Kayla Kokesch of Willmar, Jordan Kokesch of New Ulm, Cody Kokesch of Oregon; sisters, Diane Sowers of New Ulm, Darlene (Dennis) Bergman of Huron, South Dakota, Joyce (Mark) Magoon of Florida; brothers, Dale Kokesch of Jefferson, Ohio, Dennis (Pam) Kokesch of Winthrop, Daryl Kokesch of Gibbon, special friend, Shelly Tauer of New Ulm; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores Kokesch.

Galen Arthur Kokesch was born on October 29, 1970 in New Ulm to Edward and Delores (Karstens) Kokesch. Galen was a truck driver, truck mechanic, and was currently working at 3M in New Ulm. He enjoyed being a handyman, working with wood, rodeos, traveling, driving his pickup truck, attending his children’s sporting events and spending time with his family.