Carol Jane Galatz, 78, lifelong Hibbing resident, passed away on Saturday January 16, 2021 at
her home with family by her side.
Carol was born in Hibbing on October 21, 1942 to Ray and Florence (Middagh) Dilley. She
married William Louis Galatz on March 24, 1961. Carol was known by many and is often
remembered from her years of working at Cobb Cook Grocery and managing the First Avenue
Short Stop Store in Hibbing.
Among Carol’s many hobbies of knitting, cross-stitching, ceramics, playing cards and board
games, her time was best spent with her great grandbabies. The joy that these littles brought to
her life was evident through her endless smiles. As far as baking and cooking were concerned,
Carol had perfected just about every Galatz and Dilley family recipe, just ask any relative.
Lastly, Carol enjoyed having coffee and spending time visiting with her close friends and
Carol is survived by her three children: William (Susan) Galatz, Barbara (Donald) Pasanen, and
Richard Galatz; four grandchildren: Kevin (Megan) Campbell, Daniel (Alicia) Pasanen, Jacklyn
(Joel) Wolfe, and Alexa Thompson; five great grandchildren: Gavin and Dylan Pasanen, Rhett,
Cecelia and Evelyn Wolfe; siblings: Beverly (John) Sordi and Ronald (Judy) Dilley; and by
numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Louis Galatz; parents, Ray and Florence
Dilley; brothers Samuel, Edward and Richard Dilley and sister Evelyn Dilley.
Family would like to provide a sincere thank you to Fairview Hospice Care for their compassion
and kindness, as they made Carol comfortable during her final days. In celebration of Carol’s
life, the family has shared a slideshow including some of her best memories.