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Emily Louise (Gallagher) Schwickerath
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“My prayers go out to the family! Was a year ahead of Emily. Her smile was so infectious and could light up a room. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Scott Manley - Grinnell, IA

“My heart is breaking that we've lost such a beautiful soul. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Cathy Buck - Grinnell, IA

“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...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Bev Brown - Grinnell, IA

“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...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Pam Mathews Lewis Koellner - MO

“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...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Barb Baker - Grinnell, IA

“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...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Kimber Barto - Ankeny, IA

“Such a beautiful soul gone too soon. She will be missed! ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Shelby Egemo - Coworker

“I'm so sorry to hear about Emily. She was genuine and a ray of light. She'll be missed. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Amy Kort - Ankeny, IA - Friend

“Another angle is now watching over us. Rest my dear friend, rest. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Beth Rahn - Urbandale, IA

“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. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Shirley & Scott Jensen - Tyrone, GA

“Pat and Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of Emily's passing. My prayers are for your strength to you and your family. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie Smith - Grinnell, IA

“Your beautiful smile and incredible laugh keeps running through my mind. You were the kindest, most loving, kookiest, my big hearted person I knew. ...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Revea Baker - White Bear Lake, MN

“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...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Sarah Daly - IA - Coworker


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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.