Beverly “Bev” Gallatin

Feb 4, 2019
Gallatin, Beverly


11:00 AM, Monday, February 18, 2019 at Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7401 University Ave, Cedar Falls, Iowa


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo, Iowa and for an hour before funeral services at the church on Monday.


Committal service at 2:30 PM, Monday, February 18, 2019, in Homewood Cemetery, Ellsworth, Iowa



Beverly Jean “Bev” Gallatin, 72, of Mahomet, Illinois; formerly of Peoria, Illinois and Waterloo, Iowa, died on Monday February 4, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, following a brief illness.

Bev was born on November 20, 1946 in Story City, Iowa, the daughter of Emery Jennings and Betty Jane Hanson Tegland.

She graduated from South Hamilton High School in 1965, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa in 1969 and her Master’s in Education from Illinois State University in 2000.  She worked as an ICU Nurse and Cardiac Education Nurse at St. Francis and Proctor Hospitals in Peoria.  She was a Diabetic Education Nurse at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo and finished her career teaching nursing at Hawkeye Community College.

Bev met Howard P. Gallatin while they were both studying at the University of Iowa and they were married June 8, 1968 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, Iowa.

Bev was a member of and sang in the choir at Salem Lutheran Church in Peoria and Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  She enjoyed participating in 4-H as a young girl.  As a farm girl at heart, she never minded getting her hands dirty.  She was a lifelong learner and enjoyed participating in Bible study groups.  She was always organized and always maintained a positive outlook.  Bev enjoyed running and loved to be on the water.

She is survived by her husband, Howard of Mahomet; two daughters, Rebecca Fleming and her husband Paul of Media‚ Pennsylvania, and Deborah Shoemaker and her husband Matthew of Mahomet; and her granddaughter, Emery Shoemaker of Mahomet.  She is also survived by a sister, Marjorie (Gary) Evans-Roth of Fairfield‚ Iowa; and two step sisters, Mary (Paul) Hill and Sandy (John) Underberg. 

Bev is preceded in death by her parents; step mother, Arlie; a brother, Bruce Tegland; a step brother, Edward Danielson; and a step sister, Orene Glantz.

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  1. Teresa Martin | Feb 23, 2019

     Dear Howard,

    We were so sorry to hear of your dear Beverly's passing.  She was a kind and sweet soul - just like you.  We will be praying that your family experiences the comfort and peace that only God can give.

    Ron and I were sorry to miss Bev's service as we were in Arizona visiting family.

     Anchored in Him,

    Teresa Martin

    "For we have this hope that is an anchor for the soul, strong and secure" (Hebrews 6:19). 

  2. Lois Slobe | Feb 17, 2019

    Howie and family,


    Rick and I had planned to come today to the visitation, but six inches of snow stopped us.  Our hearts are broken because our sweet Beverly is gone.  But, what an angel she was and heaven has gained one.  I have priceless fun memories of us growing up as cousins.  I won't forget her as she inspires me everyday to be a better person.


    Lois Slobe

  3. Dave Welch | Feb 14, 2019


    Howard, I am saddened to learn about Bev and want you to know I share your loss. I have many fond memories of the times you and Bev were in Peoria. You may be interested to know Karen Cotton Winnett presently heads the Department we both had managed at CNB (now PNC Bank) and was helpful alerting me to the Peoria obituary since I am currently wintering in Florida. Otherwise, I would be there in person to pay my respects. Please know that you, Debra and Rebecca are in my prayers.

  4. Chuck Yagla | Feb 13, 2019
    Howard - so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife Bev and deepest sympathies to you.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.
  5. Becky Carrier | Feb 12, 2019

    I am sorry to hear of Bev's passing. I worked with her at Hawkeye Community College in the Health Science area.

    Bev was always a professional and was willing to help her students succeed. We also shared many fun talks around the lunch table. She was proud of her family and Howie. 






  6. G | Feb 10, 2019
     To the Gallitin family, please accept sincere condolences to all during this time of grief. May the many memories you shared together and the passing of time give you strength to endure. The promises from the Bible are very faith strengthening and give us a brighter hope for the future. Please read these from your Bible: John 5:28 & 29, Acts 24:15,Psalm 37:29, Revelation 21:4) Certainly hope you will find comfort along with the many memories of Beverly.
  7. sharon Mollenhauer | Feb 08, 2019
    Bev was an inspiration throughout our years of working togrther. She was one  of my most respected friends. My heart aches for each of you. Sharon Mollenhauer
  8. Anne Flynn | Feb 07, 2019



    I am so very sorry to hear of Bev's passing.  My prayers are with you and your family for peace in these coming days.

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