Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Paul R. Galecki

Passed away on July 29, 2019

Paul R. Galecki, 73, of Cedar Lake, Indiana, passed away July 29th, 2019, with his loving family by his side.

He was born to the late Richard and Vera Galecki on March 1st, 1946 in Essex, England.   His father was an American whom met his mother who was British during World War II.  The family then moved to Chicago, Illinois.

Paul married Georgia Galecki on October 1st, 1966, and they lived together in the Chicago suburbs for over thirty years before relocating to Cedar Lake, Indiana. Paul is survived by two children: Steven Galecki and his wife Gabrielle of Lowell and Wendy Galecki and her fiancé L. Scott Vandeusen of Cedar Lake. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Kaitlyn Thomas, Summer Broz, Lukas Galecki-Shofroth, Payton Galecki and Parker Galecki along with 3 great-grandchildren: Benjamin, Levi and Adrian. Also survived by his sister Mary Lynn, sister in-laws and many nieces, nephews, friends and his loving and loyal fur baby: Tia. Paul was predeceased by his wife: Georgia Galecki on July 17th, 2019 and his twin grandsons: Maximus and Nolan Galecki on July 12th, 2006.

Paul was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was an avid football fan; especially for the Chicago Bears and Notre Dame.  He was an amazing cook and enjoyed preparing meals with his wife for their family and friends. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his earlier years to where he once guided former pro football player Walter Payton on a hunting trip with his favorite hunting dog Rusty.  He was a man of strength, wisdom and courage with a heart of gold.  He would give the shirt off his back for any of his family and friends.  Paul was immensely proud of his family and leaves behind many beautiful memories with loved ones and friends. In 2016 his wife, Georgia, had a stroke and shortly after diagnosed with dementia and never once did he leave her side.  Together they spent their last years listening to music as they both always had a great love for it, singing to one another and when his wife couldn’t sing anymore, he sang to her especially “Georgia On My Mind” by Ray Charles.

A memorial service to be shared with his loving wife will be held at Elmwood Funeral Chapel and Crematory - Cedar Lake, Indiana 9931 Lincoln Plaza Way (1/2 block south of 133rd Ave. across from the library at Lincoln Plaza Way).  The family insists that people make donations in support of dementia and/or heart disease research, in lieu of sending flowers.


Memorial Contributions:

The family insists that people make donations in support of dementia and/or heart disease research, in lieu of sending flowers.

Visitation Location

Cedar Lake
9931 Lincoln Plaza Way
Cedar Lake, IN 46303
(219) 374-9300


Visitation Information

Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 12:00 pm until 2:30 pm

Prayer Service
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 2:30 pm

Candles Lit
"It's only been 4 days and I really miss you! You were my rock - you gave me strength! I'm so sorry I gave mom more attention at the end but, I thought you were okay and she needed it more. I knew she was going to pass first but I thought I had time to make it up to you after she passed. You were so excited it seemed to come home and start living; spending more time with us, Steve's visits with his kids, seeing Luke graduate but I wanted to show you I loved you just as much as mom and I didn't get that chance and I'm hanging with a lot of regret. I didn't know you were as sick as you were or i'd have given you much more needed attention. I know the last two days were tough for you - they we're horrible for me too! It was the hardest thing I ever had to do, but with the strength you gave me, I was able to follow through. I'm so glad your not in pain anymore and I hope you and mom are really happy! My life won't ever be the same. I keep thinking who is gonna sing me and Luke Happy Birthday the way you and mom did now. I know we will see each other some day. I just hope you can forgive me. I love you daddy!"
- Wendy
August 2, 2019 1:34 am

"I only had the opportunity to meet you a few times,but the positive impact you had on you family was obvious. They all loved and adored you! I know you are watching down on your children and grand children. Thank you for being an adoring husband and an amazing father! Thank you for bringing Wendy into the world, she is only as strong as she is because of your guidance and strength. It is not the length of life, but the depth of it. Mr. Galecki your depth shines on through your familys hearts, where you will continue to shine throughout their lives. Rest in heaven. "
- Julie Barney
August 2, 2019 10:45 pm