Barbara E. Saletta Posted: 2019-10-03 13:35:00

Barbara E. Saletta

Obituary

Barbara Ellen Saletta, 72 of Huntley, died peacefully, October 1, 2019 with her family by her side.
Visitation will be on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9-11am with a service at 11:00am all at Willow Creek Huntley Church-38W133 Huntley Road. Please enter at door 2. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to www.curesarcoma.org
Barbara was born July 22, 1947 in Chicago, the daughter of Barney and Ruth Dahl. She worked as a legal assistant for many years. She was the past president of Elgin Kiwanis Club. On September 16, 2001 she married James Saletta. Barb enjoyed the outdoors, biking, hiking and traveling. Barb was devoted and faithful and took great pride in Willow Creek Church Huntley . She brought joy into many lives and was very social. Barbs greatest joy were her children, and grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Saletta, her sons, Rush (Melissa) Rudolph, Reid Rudolph, grandchildren, Corbin, Gavin, Jaxon, Hanna, Coleton and Ashton, by her step daughters, Katie (Ken) Sparkes, Jennifer Buzo, by her sister, Marjorie (Dennis) Matchinski and by her sister-in-law, Susan McGraw and by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Eric Dahl.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on line condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com

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Susan & Phil Hayunga 2019-10-04 08:46:59

Our hearts are broken but we take comfort in the hope that you are flying with the angels. You came into our lives just in the past few years but became dear to us none the less. Your sense of humor was incomparable and your selflessness and love for others was plain to see. You will be missed terribly. Always in our hearts.

Pat Johnston 2019-10-04 11:16:47

My condolences to Jim and family. Barb was one of the most special ladies that I have ever known. Her sense of humor and loving spirit were unmatched. She was a true gem of a friend who never failed to make me laugh. My heart is broken, but I am so grateful that she came into my life. My memories are rich and priceless.

Susan Metzger 2019-10-04 14:37:20

Barb and I were best friends since 3rd grade at Wing Elementary School. We were two of the "country kids" who rode into town on school buses. From early on, Barb displayed the gift of making people laugh. Her childhood claim to fame was looking like child actress Haley Mills. Everyone wanted to sit near her in school because she was so funny. She endeared to her all who met her, and I am so sad to lose my precious friend but grateful that we remained close until the last time I was with her on September 9. She thanked me, in her weakness, for making the trip up from Florida. I am so glad I did that. She has a guardian angel, Sauweeta, as well as the archangel Michael, who carried her home with grace. I know that she is joyful in Heaven and happy to be free of her Earthly restraints. I will love her always.

Pat Johnston 2019-10-05 06:47:30

My condolences to Jim and family. Barb was one of the most special ladies that I have ever known. Her sense of humor and loving spirit were unmatched. She was a true gem of a friend who never failed to make me laugh. My heart is broken, but I am so grateful that she came into my life. My memories are rich and priceless.

Chuck & Jeanine Loveisky 2019-10-05 11:14:26

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Saletta family, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat Johnston 2019-10-10 07:39:16

My condolences to Jim and family. Barb was one of the most special ladies that I have ever known. Her sense of humor and loving spirit were unmatched. She was a true gem of a friend who never failed to make me laugh. My heart is broken, but I am so grateful that she came into my life. My memories are rich and priceless.

Val Mattes 2019-10-11 21:00:53

So sorry I will not be able to attend the memorial I did not know her well But we’ll meet again in heaven

Daniel W Fehrman 2019-10-19 09:47:10

I am very shocked with the news of Barb. I would like to know the cause of death.

RoseMarie (my maiden name is Henricksen) Faith-Armentrout 2019-10-19 22:12:24

My sincere condolences to Barbs family. I went to EHS and Barb's picture looks very familiar, I am sure we passed in the halls many times. I have read the messages here and I wish that we knew each other, as she seemed like a very nice person with a good since of humor. May her family and friends be comforted by remembering the good and happy and beautiful times you've had with her being a part of "your wonderful circle of love and companionship" you were given for a while to enjoy.