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William "Bill" Charles Gallipo – Obituary

Name: William "Bill" Charles Gallipo

Age: 72

Born: 06-07-1946

Died: 02-03-2019

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

A gathering of family and friends will be from 4:00pm – 8:00pm on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, with a time for sharing at 7:00pm, for William (Bill) Charles Gallipo, age 72 of Sartell, who passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Edgewood Senior Living in Sartell.

Bill was born June 7, 1946, in Aberdeen, South Dakota to Darwin (Tom) and Paula (Cochrane) Gallipo. He attended Aberdeen High School, but after a move – he graduated from Omaha Central High School in Nebraska and went on to attend and play football at Dakota Weselyn University in Mitchell, South Dakota where he received a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. Bill met Sheri Bierne while in college and they were married on December 28, 1968 at the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Bill’s first job out of college was as a PE Teacher and Football Coach in Elmore, MN. After spending 16 years teaching PE & coaching several sports in Elmore, Blue Earth & Swea City, Iowa – he was given the opportunity to become the Dean of Students in Holdingford, MN where he was also the coach of the football and boys basketball team. Holdingford led him to Sartell High School and then eventually to Becker High School where he finished up his teaching, administrative and coaching career before retiring in 2004.

Bill was a true sports fanatic! Whether playing, coaching, cheering or watching – he loved it all! His greatest pride and joy was to be around his children and grandchildren. There wasn’t an activity that they had – that he ever wanted to miss. He maintained close relationships with the dear friends he made throughout his life – especially on the golf course.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents: Paula & Tom and survived by his wife of 50 years: Sheri; Children: Shanna (Brian) Oberg of Camas, Washington, Kyle of Washougal Washington and Brandon (Katie) of Sartell; Four grandchildren: Brody Oberg, Mason Oberg, Ruby Gallipo and Dylan Gallipo; Sisters: Alona (Alan) Moller and Tania Huston both of Camas, Washington.

The entire Gallipo family would like to give their heartfelt thank you’s to the staff at Edgewood Senior Living. They went above and beyond not only for Bill, but for all of us.

He will be greatly missed! Please come and visit with family & friends and share stories.


With tears we saw you suffer,
As we watched you fade away,
Our hearts were almost broken,
As you fought so hard to stay.
We knew you had to leave us,
But you never went alone,
For part of us went with you
The day you left your home.
The Day You Left – By Anonymous


Guestbook for William "Bill" Charles Gallipo

Carole Tonigan
, Friend
March 9, 2019, 3:38 am
Love to the wonderful Gallipo family that I have know for so many years. The photos in this video brought back so many memories of those early Aberdeen days when I met Alona and her family. I have loved hearing about Bills accomplishments over the years.
Bob Smith
, Friend
February 16, 2019, 2:31 am
Sheri and family and sisters, Alona & Tania, so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great guy and I have so many fond memories of growing up with him and the family.
Scott L
, Becker High School Student
February 12, 2019, 8:02 am
My prayers go out to the family of Mr. Gallipo. Thank you to Mr G, I may not have recognized it at the time back in 97, Mr G you are a great man and a very fair man. Thank you for putting up with me. Thank you for lighting my fire I needed to achieve my dreams. You will be missed sir.
Dawn Hicks
, Cousin
February 11, 2019, 7:43 pm
Love you all and praying for peace of mind during this time. I am so sorry that I cannot make it to the services. I'm sending big Texas hugs now and in the days to come.
February 10, 2019, 6:05 pm
My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bible's promise of the resurrection. John 5:28,29, Acts 24:15
Mike Breidenbach
, High School Friend
February 9, 2019, 5:25 pm
Bill was a great athlete in High School and College. It was an honor to be involved in sports with this great man.
Dale and Kathy Bruns
, Friend
February 9, 2019, 3:00 pm
Sheri and family we are sorry for your loss. We enjoyed Bill so much as a friend and co-worked. After retirement when we ran into each other we had such good visits. He always took time for us. Sorry we can't make the visitation but we will be out of the country.
Brenda Payne
, Holdingford coworker
February 9, 2019, 12:52 am
My prayers are with Bill and his family. I am very sorry for your loss. I have memories of a man who enjoyed life and created laughter for those around him. He was a devoted husband and administrator. Bill was an inspiration.

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