Ruth Hulda Galinato, 83

Ruth Hulda Galinato (nee Vanselow), 83, of North Chicago, Ill., passed into eternity from heart failure late Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Lake Forest Hospital.

She was born in Chicago of William and Lydia Vanselow (nee Mueller) on June 18, 1929. She graduated from Lakeview High School in 1948 and from Augustana School of Nursing of Chicago in 1951. Ruth worked as a registered nurse for many years in a number of Chicago-area hospitals until her retirement in 2000.

She married Peter Velasco Galinato on May 9, 1953. They raised three children in Chicago. She was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church in Logan Square, Chicago, and served in the choir, as a board trustee and as church treasurer for many years. Until recently, she was also active on the Lakeview High School Alumni Association and Augustana Auxiliary.

She is survived by her three children, Mary Lynn (Scott) Mollner of Redlands, Calif., William (Ruth) Galinato of York, Pa., and Michael Galinato of North Chicago; as well as nine grandchildren, two great- grandchildren, three nieces and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years in 1994; her parents; and her sister, Betty Wurster Sutcliffe.

A memorial service took place at Antioch United Methodist Church in Antioch, Ill., on Monday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m.

For further information please call William at (717) 968-3065 or e- mail him at

Bensonís Funeral Home of Chicago assisted the family.