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Rev. Dr. Louie Gallo

March 23, 2020
Emmetsburg News

WILLIAMSBURG - The Rev. Dr. Louie Gallo, was born Feb. 22, 1971 in the Philippines, the son of Luis and Jacinta Gallo.

Pastor Louie is an ordained Elder of The United Methodist Church and a Full Member of the Iowa Annual Conference. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, minoring in Zoology, Masters Degree in Cell Biology, Doctor of Medicine, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Divinity.

Louie was united in marriage to Dr. Elizabeth "Beng" Cherish Acero on Dec. 6, 2001.

Prior to entering full time pastoral ministry, in the Philippines, Pastor Louie taught at Manuel L Quezon University teaching courses in natural science and he became the adviser to the Masteral Degree Program. He spent his medical internship at the National Orthopedic Hospital.

He has served as Pastor in the following United Methodist Churches in the Philippines: BUSCO UMC while teaching at Bishop Han Theological Seminary, Aliaga Revelation UMC, Paredes UMC and Cagayan De Oro UMC.

Louie has also served as Pastor in the following United Methodist Churches in the United States: First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg and St. Paul United Methodist Church in Williamsburg.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodges; Ernest Lodge No. 399 were he served as Past Worshipful Master, Stellapolis Lodge No. 391, currently the Worshipful Master of Lodge, and Grace Lodge No. 590 for his 32 second degree.

In addition to all aspects of pastoral ministry, Louie enjoyed fishing, gardening, going out to eat, singing, playing basketball and pool tables, getting professional massages, watching NBA and spending time with family and friends.

Louie passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic at the age of 49.

He is survived by his wife Beng of Williamsburg; parents, Rev. Luis and Jacinta Gallo; mother-in-law, Hilda Acero; siblings, Rev. Dr. Lilian Jane and Rev. Kirk Seagren, Rev. Dr. Gideon and Jhona Lyn Gallo, Rhodalyne and Rev. Jonathan Crail; a sister-in-law Minerva Gallo; a brother-in-law, Miles and Cherryl Acero; nieces and nephews: Maria Fe (Nonilon), Karl (Jeannette), Ezra (Adriane), Jane Anne, Nate, Frances, Ged, Rebekah, Ruthie, Zeph, Josh, Johan, Jael, Cara, Nigel and Caleb along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and best friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joshua Q Gallo and Jonathan Q Gallo and a father-in-law Edward Q Acero.

Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Williamsburg High School Auditorium in Williamsburg. Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg is caring for Louie and his family.

Memorial gifts can be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Gallo to be designated later.

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