Jeffrey (Jeff) Thomas Gallagher, age 55, of Rochester, MN passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on June 27, 2022 after a valiantly fought battle with prostate cancer.
Jeff was born June 7, 1967 in Houston, Texas, the son of Richard and Marie (Eckler) Gallagher. He graduated high school in Virginia Beach, Virginia and earned his commercial pilots license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in South Carolina.
Jeff was united in marriage to Stephanie Williams and in their union were blessed with two children, Channing and Drake. They moved to Minnesota in 2001 and later made Rochester, MN their home. Jeff most recently worked as a Service Coordinator for Spectrum Cable. Jeff was a proud father and, from the moment they were born, his children came first. Jeff's greatest happiness was seeing his children happy. He was easy going, selfless, and had a boundless positive attitude. Jeff never sweat the small stuff. He enjoyed working on cars, was an avid fan of the MN Twins, Wild Hockey, and Minnesota Vikings. He is survived by his daughter, Channing Gallagher and son, Drake (Brittany Stejskal) Gallagher both of Rochester, MN; Parents, Richard and Marie Gallagher of Georgia; sister, Kim Gallagher of Georgia; his love, Stephanie Williams of MN; his beloved dogs, Bella and Maggie, and many coworkers which he lovingly referred to as his "work family". Jeff was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents. A visitation to celebrate Jeff's life will be held 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN. A private family burial will be held at Pleasant Prairie Cemetery in Rochester, MN. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers or traveling, please consider donating funds to assist with final expenses for Jeff: https://gofund.me/4da03925 Ranfranz and Vine is honored to be serving the Gallagher family; to leave a condolence or share a special memory please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Rochester, MN 55901