Francis Gilles Jr.

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Francis J. Gilles, Jr.

Francis J. Gilles, Jr., 87, Lena, died Thursday, June 14, 2012. He was born to the late Francis, Sr. and Ann (Maloney) Gilles March 18, 1925 in Lena. Francis served in the U.S. Army in WWII. He married the former Nona "Sis" McGuire in 1950. She preceded him in death October 30, 2011. Francis farmed in the Lena area until beginning work at Frigo Cheese in Lena. He then worked at Procter and Gamble in Green Bay until his retirement. Francis loved to read and loved current events and politics. He was a member of the Lena American Legion Post 342 for 50 years and also a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena. Surviving are one son, Patrick Gilles, Lena; five brothers, John, Mankato, MN; Merne, Lena; Mark (June), Sanfort, NC; Richard (Shirley), Lena; Leo (Rosalyn), Oconto; one sister, Agnes Gilles, Oconto Falls; four grandchildren, Cory (Liz), Andrea, Jenny, Jessica and one great grandchild, Owen. Francis was preceded in death by step-mother, Susan (Lisowe) Gilles, son, Ray Gilles, one sister, Mary Ellen Gilles, and two brothers, Joe and Robert Gilles.

Friends may call at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, 438 W. Main St., Lena Monday, June 18th from 9 A.M. until the time of Funeral Services at 11 A.M. at the funeral home with Deacon Peter Gard officiating. Placed to rest at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Lena. Military Rites will be given by the Lena American Legion Post 342.

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Published in Oconto County Reporter from June 15 to June 20, 2012
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