Hermelinda Gallegos, 57, of Willmar died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at her home in Willmar. Her funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 1st, at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will be on Tuesday beginning at noon until the time of service at the funeral home. www.hafh.org
Hermelinda was born January 2, 1957, in Laredo, Texas, the daughter of Thomas and Maria Luz (Gamboa) Garcia. She grew up and attended school in Laredo. On June 6, 1983, Hermelinda was united in marriage to Juan Gallegos in Laredo. To this union four children were born. In 1990, they moved to Willmar, Minnesota.
Hermelinda was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a very caring person, who always put the needs of others before her own. She was wonderful cook and a gracious hostess. She loved to dance, especially polka and cumbia.
Surviving are her husband, Juan Gallegos of Willmar; children and grandchildren: Belen (and Alejandro), Sasha S. Ferrer (whom Juan & Hermelinda raised since infancy), Savannah, Alejandra, Devin, Diego, Delilah and Kingston Alvarado, Hermelinda (and Fernando), Hermelinda Gallegos III, Jesse and Jesslin Diaz, Vanessa (and Jesus), Casper (Jicela), Kylie Jay Gallegos, and Eugene Gallegos, Eva (and John), Faith Ruiz and Genevicia Garcia, of Willmar. Also surviving are her brothers: Homero (and Carmela) Garcia, Jesus Garcia; and sister, Hilda Suarez, of Laredo, TX; sister, Armandina Garcia of Denver, CO; and sister, Gloria (Jesus J.) Ruiz of Willmar; nieces and nephews: Jesus, Isabel, Ivan, Lupita, A. Lee, Justin Ruiz; and many more nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Maria Luz (Gamboa) Garcia and Thomas Garcia, son, Adan in infancy, sister, Lydia (Garcia) Martinez and brother, Arturo Garcia.