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Marilyn Jane Gallup
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1930
Death: Jun. 30, 2011

VERONA Mrs. Marilyn J. Gallup, 80, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 30, 2011, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Joliet surrounded by her loving family.

Born July 15, 1930, in Dwight, Ill., Marilyn was the daughter of Denny and Geneva Christensen. She attended Dwight schools.

Marilyn married Robert A. Gallup on March 20, 1949, at the Methodist Church in Dwight. They lived all of their married life in rural Verona.

Marilyn enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Bob; her six children, Susan Aldrich of Mims, Fla., George (Donna) Gallup of Verona, Mick (Karyn) Gallup of Bonfield, Ill., Chris (Dan) Stapleton of Verona, Coral (Vince) Bleifield of Verona, Jeff (Theresa) Gallup of Braceville; two step-children, Sharon (George) Laswell and Randy (Chuck Arthur) Mariotte; 15 grandchildren, Wendy (Thomas) Wilson, Robert Aldrich, Beth Leary, Paul, Kylie, Courtney and Jared Gallup, Jessica, Stephen (Jessica) and Lindsay Bleifield, Tiffany Wildy, Dan and Tasha Stapleton, Becky and Ross Carman; eight great-grandchildren, two sisters, Sally (Bill) Wollgast and Shelby Zucchi; two brothers, Dan (P.J.) Christensen and Chuck (Betty) Christensen; and three sisters-in-law: Barb, Sandy and Joan Christensen.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Chris, Jim, Bill (Cuz) and John Christensen.

Visitation is tentatively planned to be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, at First Christian Church in Morris with a memorial service immediately following. Rev. Charles Richardson will officiate

In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be directed to the Morris Hospital Transportation or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Thank you to volunteer contributor Koach for researching the parental links and obituary for use on this memorial page. jer
Family links: 
  Denny Christensen (1910 - 1978)
  Geneva Daly Christensen (1912 - 1982)
  Marilyn Jane Gallup (1930 - 2011)
  John R. Christensen (1932 - 2010)*
  Shelby J. Christensen Zucchi (1936 - 2012)*
  Christian P. Christensen (1937 - 1996)*
  Willard S. Christensen (1941 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Will County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section C5-106 Row A Site 15
Created by: J. Edward Ross
Record added: Dec 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81456204
Marilyn Jane Gallup
Added by: J. Edward Ross
Marilyn Jane Gallup
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