Emily Louise (Gallagher) Schwickerath

  • Born: July 19, 1980
  • Died: July 18, 2019
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

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Ankeny, IA 50023

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Emily Louise (Gallagher) Schwickerath, 38, of Ankeny passed away July 18, 2019.

A funeral service will be held 10:30a.m., Thursday, July 25, 2019 at St. Luke The Evangelist Catholic Church (1102 NW Weigel Dr, Ankeny, IA). A visitation will be held 5:00 to 8:00p.m., Wednesday, July 24th, also at the church.

Emily was born in Grinnell, Iowa July 19, 1980 to Pat and Debbie Gallagher. She graduated from Grinnell High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor's degree at the University of Iowa.

Following her graduation, she went to work in the financial services field.

Emily was a diehard Chicago Cubs fan, was very caring and compassionate, outgoing and theatrical, loved to laugh and knew what unconditional love was. She loved her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Todd; her daughter Olivia; parents, Pat and Debbie Gallagher; brother, Joey (Christine) and sister, Meghan; 9 uncles and 5 aunts; and many cousins and friends.

Emily is preceded in death by her twin infants, Ryan and Grace; Paternal and Maternal grandparents; and a first cousin, Jake Bowman.

She was adored and will be deeply missed by everyone who met her.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of these charities that were dear to Emily; Children's Cancer Connection, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Tori's Angels, or Make a Wish Foundation.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Pat, Debbie, and family

I am just now learning of Emily's passing. (I am currently in the hospital with health challenges). I remember when Emily was born and seeing her at times as she was growing up as a little girl.

God Bless you all.

Marty Hosbond

Posted by Marty Hosbond - Colfax, IA - Family Friend   November 29, 2019

My prayers go out to the family! Was a year ahead of Emily. Her smile was so infectious and could light up a room.

Posted by Scott Manley - Grinnell, IA - Classmate   July 25, 2019

My heart is breaking that we've lost such a beautiful soul.

Posted by Cathy Buck - Grinnell, IA - Friend   July 24, 2019

Pat/Debbie and family.
It was never meant for parents to lose their children. It is heartbreaking and changes one's lives forever. My family sends their prayers and condolences to you and hope you know she is everything she ever wanted to be and better now that she has joined her grandparents in heaven.

Todd and kids:
Sorry for your loss. Hugs.

Posted by Bev Brown - Grinnell, IA - Family Friend   July 24, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I give you my deepest condolences. She shred the same birthday with my son who was 2 years younger, (also deceased). Keep your loved ones and faith close at this very difficult time in your lives.

Posted by Pam Mathews Lewis Koellner - MO - Family Friend   July 23, 2019

Pat, Debbie and family,

Our hearts break with you on the loss of your daughter. In the days and months to come, may you find strength and comfort through memories of happy times.

With love and prayers,
Mike and Barb Baker

Posted by Barb Baker - Grinnell, IA - Family Friend   July 23, 2019

I am so sad to hear of Emily's passing. I did not know her well, but when I spoke with her at play dates and mom get-togethers she was always very kind and inviting. I hadn't seen her for awhile until Olivia started karate in the same class as my son. Her smile and friendliness will be missed. I am so sorry. Prayers to all family and friends.

Posted by Kimber Barto - Ankeny, IA   July 22, 2019

Such a beautiful soul gone too soon. She will be missed!

Posted by Shelby Egemo - Coworker   July 22, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about Emily. She was genuine and a ray of light. She'll be missed.

Posted by Amy Kort - Ankeny, IA - Friend   July 21, 2019

Another angle is now watching over us. Rest my dear friend, rest.

Posted by Beth Rahn - Urbandale, IA - Friend   July 21, 2019

Pat & Deb, our daughter just sent us this link & we are so sad to hear of your daughter's death. Am sure you are devastated. Hugs to you both.

Posted by Shirley & Scott Jensen - Tyrone, GA - Friend   July 21, 2019

Pat and Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear of Emily's passing. My prayers are for your strength to you and your family.

Posted by Debbie Smith - Grinnell, IA - Friend   July 21, 2019

Your beautiful smile and incredible laugh keeps running through my mind. You were the kindest, most loving, kookiest, my big hearted person I knew. Growing up with you made our childhood so much fun and full of life. You will so so missed, more than you will ever know. I know now Em that you are no longer in pain, and that brings me peace. We love you forever and always

Posted by Revea Baker - White Bear Lake, MN - Family   July 21, 2019

I am deeply saddened to hear of Emily's passing. I really enjoyed working with her and sharing stories about our kids with each other. She was a hard-working colleague and such a dedicated mother. She will be deeply missed.

Posted by Sarah Daly - IA - Coworker   July 21, 2019