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Phyllis E. Gallano

March 19, 1926 - May 27, 2022

Phyllis E. Gallano

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Phyllis E. Gallano, 96, of Belvidere, IL, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, May 27, 2022, in her home surrounded by her family. Phyllis was born March 19, 1926, the daughter of John and Marie (Hedworth) Drilling in Roberts, IL. She graduated from Belvidere High School class of 1944. She married Frederick C. “Bud” Gallano on July 29, 1944. Phyllis and Bud spent their life working together on the farm.

She was extremely hard-working and proud to be a farmer’s wife. One of Phyllis’ favorite places to be was on her mower at the home farm on Newburg Rd.  Phyllis made her spiritual home at Immanuel Lutheran Church for over 71 years, where she was active in the Ladies Guild, Church Fellowship, and many other committees and activities. She also helped to establish Helping Hands with the purpose of reaching out to help people in the community. Phyllis said, “My love for the Lord and my relationship with the Lutheran Church is so gratifying. Even though I have experienced hardships in my life, I have always been thankful for God’s presence”. Phyllis volunteered in many civic organizations, serving as an election judge, volunteering with the Keen Age Center, Highland Hospital Auxiliary, Homemakers Extension-Farmerettes, Farm Bureau, and many others. Her sensitivity to the needs of the elderly led her to help form the Maple Crest Auxiliary and Junior Auxiliary. In 1998, Phyllis received the The Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award for her volunteer work. Phyllis shared her love of bowling with her family and was active in the family business, Concordia Lanes. She was past president of the Belvidere Women’s Bowling Association, a WIBC National Champion, and a youth bowling coach.  Phyllis enjoyed a good round of golf and was a member of Bel-Mar Country Club.

Phyllis is loved and will be missed by her children, Stephen C. (Mary) Gallano of Belvidere, John F. Gallano of Garden Prairie, Deborah (Ronald) Nelson of Capron, Mary (Timothy) Gifford of Belvidere, Jennifer (Dean) Hazlewood of Victoria, TX; daughter in-Law, Gail Pearson; twelve grandchildren, twenty-three Great Grandchildren, nine Great-Great-Grandchildren; sister in-law, Hazel Drilling; many nieces and nephews, especially Sue Drilling. She will also be missed by her special friends, Michelle and Meri.

Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bud; great-granddaughter Courtney; brothers John Drilling and William Drilling; sister, Julia Pearce.

The family would like to thank Mercy Health Hospice and especially her nurse, Jessica, who shared her compassion and guidance with us.

Phyllis’ funeral service will be held and live-streamed at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2022, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, Il. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. Phyllis’ visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the church. Please enter door #4. Memorials can be given in care of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Phyllis’ memory. To share a remembrance, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com          

Service Schedule

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

Phyllis’ visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the church. Please enter door #4.

11:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

Phyllis’ funeral service will be held and live-streamed at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2022, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, Il.  Memorials can be given in care of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Phyllis’ memory.

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Im sorry for your loss. She is a sweetheart

Sera Penitiko 2022-06-03T10:22:15

Sorry for your loss. She was a kind person. We have fond memories of her. She will be greatly missed by all.

Tom Pyszka 2022-06-03T08:11:39

To the Gallano Family
I am so sorry for your great loss. She enjoyed every day of her long life. I recall the years my husbands family lived across the hwy from the Gallano Farm. Mrs. Gallano was always busy with the farm, mowing and family. She leaves a wonderful.legacy behind. She truly gave her all.

Gloria R Peck 2022-06-01T10:04:54

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in prayer.

Lynn and Bob Beard 2022-05-31T14:28:23

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Phyllis..sending our condolences to the Gallano family.

Jody and Karin Ferguson 2022-05-31T10:04:32

We are so sorry to hear of her passing, Phyllis was a wonderful example of love to her family and those who knew her. Our deepest sympathy to you, Tim and Mary and to all the family. You will be in our prayers for the Comfort and Peace of our Savior.

Rick and Linda Ferguson 2022-05-31T07:55:45

So sorry to hear of the passing of this classy lady. She was always a joy to see and be around. She was so blessed to have been a part of so many things during her life. I know that she was proud of her children and wanted you all to stay close to each other. My God’s promise of eternal life assure you of a reuniting one day in His glorious kingdom!

Jerry Hyland 2022-05-29T20:03:21

So sorry to hear of her passing. She will be missed but was lucky to live a long life and live near her family.

Frank and Carol Buerman 2022-05-29T11:05:34

Phyllis was such a wonderful person. She was always smiling. My whole family will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with the Gallano family.

Scott & Deb Petersen 2022-05-29T09:49:02

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