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home : obituaries : obituaries   May 24, 2016

2/22/2014 6:00:00 AM
Helen 'Haita' Gallo

Helen O. “Haita” (Jenkot) Gallo, 87, of Peru passed away Feb. 20, 2014, in OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 28, 2014, in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside with Deacon Joseph Siranovic officiating. Those attending should gather at the cemetery office for further guidance. 
Arrangements are by Mueller Funeral Home, Peru.
She was born May 3, 1926, in Chicago to Joseph and Eva (Dubinski) Jenkot. She married Frank Gallo in 1948 in Chicago.
Mrs. Gallo was a member of the Peru chapter of the Red Hatters. She enjoyed reading, especially westerns, traveling and going to gambling boats. She lived for her children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.
Survivors include one son, Alan (Susan) Rosenfeld of Deerfield and their children, Jayne (Peter) Mangione of Highland Park and Jimmy (fiancée Anna) Rosenfeld of San Francisco, Calif.; one daughter, Eva Gallo of Peru and her daughter, April Danihel of Peru; one daughter-in-law, Madeline Gallo of Tinley Park and her children, Brian Gallo of Tinley Park and Bill (Kelly) Gallo of Chicago; three great-grandchildren, Jillian, Pete and Jimmy and extended family, Sharon Hand of Peru and Shelly Gould of Sheboygan, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her husband on July 19, 1966; one son, James Joseph Gallo in October 1996; five brothers, Earl, John, Casey, George and Henry Jenkot; and her fond companion, Jerome Rudelinger.
Donations may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.
The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at

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