Gillett, Lois (Jirik)
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Lois M. Gillett, 87, entered into eternal life on Monday, Jan. 8, 2013. Lois was born to Edwin and Ethel Jirik in Merrill, Wis., on Aug. 31, 1925, and spent her childhood and young adult years in Antigo, Wis.
Lois married Perry Gillett on Sept. 27, 1947, and together raised eight children. She enjoyed playing cards, reading, jig saw puzzles, word search puzzles and playing scrabble.
A loving and devoted mother, Lois will be dearly missed by her children, Barbara Mertens (Harold), Genevieve Vander Zanden (Peter), Carole Heling (Jerry), Kathleen Vander Heiden (Jerry), James Gillett (Lori), Patricia Ferron (Bill), JoAnn Myrick (Tom), and Jean Slaktoski (David); her 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Gillett, her parents, sister and in-laws.
A memorial service will be held in memory of Lois at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1731 St. Agnes Dr. Green Bay, Wis., on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. Visitation at the church will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a service to follow at 10:30 a.m.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2013