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Galen Bigler

June 7, 1925 — February 9, 2021

Galen Albert Bigler, of Kingman and formerly of the Gila Valley, a United States Army Air Corp WWII Veteran, entered into life eternal Tuesday, February 9, 2021. He was 95. Galen was born June 7, 1925, in Central, Arizona, the son of George Albert and Harriet Emily Bigler. He proudly served in the US Army Air Force; during WWII he was stationed in Guam. Galen married Margie Ann Hatchett on June 20, 1956. In 1964 Galen and Margie moved to Kingman where he held many positions at Duval Mine. He was a farmer at heart and his gardening skills are legendary. He was a loving husband and father and was known for his kind acts of service to his neighbors, friends, and strangers. In addition to his wife Margie and his son Nephi, he was predeceased by: six brothers and four sisters. He is survived by: one sister; seven children, Albert, Roy, Carl, Bill, Ann, Polly and Francis. He was adored by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dad, you truly were of “The Greatest Generation,” we will cherish your memory and strive to honor you always. A service of remembrance will be conducted Thursday, February 25, 2021, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building, 610 Eastern St., Kingman. Family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m., followed by a 2:00 p.m. service. Graveside services for Galen will be conducted Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., in the Central Cemetery with military honors being conferred by the Gila Valley Veteran Honor Guard. Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/viningfuneral, Saturday morning, February 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. (MST).

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