Galen DeGani


Longtime Center resident Galen DeGani, 75, passed away peacefully at his home in Center on Sept. 4, 2023.

Galen was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Feb. 10, 1948, to Joseph and Mildred (DeMuth) DeGani. He married the love of his life, Beverly Taylor on March 16, 1985.

Galen worked as a Horologist, a clock repairer, for many years. Galen enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, flintlock rifles, and family outings.

Galen is survived by his wife Beverly DeGani; his children Aaron (Emily), Jeremy (Denise), Micah (Claudia), Reubin (Tami), all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his stepson Rex (Thresa) of Oak Harbor, Wash.; his special granddaughter Alyssa (Tyson) Dyck of Carson City, Mich., his grandchildren Cody, Wyatt (Sydney), Alexis, Jordan, Isabella, Gianna, Daryon, Jaenah, Trisdon, Jordan, Shauncey, Justin, and Taylor; and his great-grandchildren Chloe and Remington.

Galen was preceded in death by both his parents Joseph and Mildred DeGani; and his step-daughter Cindy Cress, and one angel daughter Michelle.

A visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the High Valley Mennonite Church. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, also at the High Valley Mennonite Church, 45651 Co Rd E, in Center, CO. Interment will follow services in the Monte Vista Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the High Valley Mennonite Church, to be used for the USA Missions, c/o Terry Good, 4575 Highway 285, Center, CO 81125.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, tributes, or words of comfort for Galen’s family, please visit