Born on Jan. 22, 1928, in Nokomis, Ill., she later married William Mahalko, who preceded his wife in death. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening.

Ms. Mahalko was the mother of William (Doreen Ciesla) Mahalko and James (Diane) Mahalko; the grandmother of Lauren, Melanie and Luke Mahalko; the sister of Nick Vansack, Ann Mahalko and the late John, Andy, Mike, Steve and Paul Vansack; and the aunt of Paul Mahalko, Linda Pacha (nee Mahalko), John Vansack, Paula Vansack, David Mahalko, Ken Mahalko, Betty Callahan and Arlene Victory.

Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 29 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 Desplaines Ave. in North Riverside. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. at Mater Christi Church, 2431 10th Ave. in North Riverside, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.