Galen George Dizick passed away in his sleep November 17, 2013. As per his request, services were postponed until spring, so distant family could travel safely. Services will be held March 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore.

Galen was born March 5, 1933 to Helen and Criss Dizick. He was the oldest of nine children. At seventeen he joined the U.S. Army and served from the Korean War until the 1980s when he retired as a recruiter for the Army and the Oregon National Guard.

He married Darlene Lou Vincent on December 30, 1952 and they were married for 50 years. They had six children, five girls, Gaylene, Coral, Teresa, Twila, and Tami; and one son, Jeffry. He is survived by two sisters, two brothers, three daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren with one more on the way.

In between his military stints Galen worked at a number of jobs through the years; for the phone company, Rogue Valley Skyways, Medco Plywood Mill, for the Oregon Department of Forestry as a fire lookout at Tallow Box, he volunteered at the R.A.T. Office (Rural Action Team) in Ruch, and as a camp host at Jackson Campground in the Applegate. Many people knew him over the years. He was known as Grandpa for any kid who needed one. He will be missed.