Galen H. Meyer, age 61, of Ulysses, Kansas died Monday, December 5, 2016, at his home in Ulysses. He was born October 18, 1955, in Ulysses, Kansas, the son of William H. and Margaret A. (Payton) Meyer.
Galen graduated from Ulysses High School in 1973, and then attended Hutchinson Community College. He was a self-taught computer programmer. Galen built several family members their first computer. Galen married Dana Kennedy in Ulysses. He farmed in Grant County for many years; and was a computer programmer at Pioneer Communications. Galen was very mechanically inclined. He was also an accomplished welder and carpenter. Galen enjoyed music and played the guitar; and in high school played the saxophone.
He is survived by his son, Justin Meyer and wife Allison of San Francisco, California; granddaughter, Nora Lamb of Garden City, Kansas; sisters, Marsha Frazee of Garden City, Kansas, Billie Upshaw and Shawn Murray of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Marita Franklin and husband Randy of Kila, Montana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Galen is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Margaret Meyer; daughter, Mallory Meyer; sister, Bonnie Lukens; and brother, Robert Staggs.
Memorial service will be Friday, December 16, 2016, at 10:00 AM at the Celebration Baptist Church in Ulysses with Pastor Jon Becker officiating. Interment will be at a later date at the Ulysses Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Clancy Upshaw Medical Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.