Valentine "Wally" Galaviz

1945 ~ 2019 (age 74)


Valentine 'Wally' Galaviz, age 74, died unexpectedly on March 28, 2019. Wally was preceeded in death by his wife, Bonnie, and brothers, Felix and Eligio, and daughter in law, Terena Galaviz.

Wally is survived by his children Miguel Galaviz and Lucas (Anne) Galaviz, his sisters Josephine (Margarito) Salazar, Angelita (Salvador) Lopez, and Juanita (Ron) Richmond, and his beloved grandsons, Isaac, Grady, and Magnus. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Wally thought the world of his grandsons and spent every possible minute making sure they knew that. Wally loved golfing, U of M sports, the casino, supporting Lakewood Athletics, and camping. Wally had a passion for youth sports, not only cheering them on but also coaching them for many years.  He could always be seen with a smile on his face and ready to give a hug. 

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Koops Funeral Chapel from 2pm until 6pm.  A funeral celebrating Wally’s life will be held Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11 at Koops Funeral Chapel.  Burial will take place immediately following the funeral at Lakeside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Lakewood Athletics Athletic Association would be appreciated.   Online condolences can be left at

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April 7, 2019

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Koops Funeral Chapel
935 Fourth Ave.
Lake Odessa, MI 48849

Funeral Service
April 8, 2019

11:00 AM
Koops Funeral Chapel
935 Fourth Ave.
Lake Odessa, MI 48849


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2404 E Clarksville Road, Portland MI 48875
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