John H. "Jack" Gill

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Gill, John H. "Jack"

John H. "Jack" Gill, age 85, of 820 9th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield, WI.

Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Chaplain Dennis Fahey will officiate. Visitation will be held at Ritchay Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9:30-11:00 AM. Entombment will be in Forest Hill Mausoleum.

Jack was born April 7, 1927 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to John and Marguerite (Johnson) Gill. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945 and then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1945-1946. Jack married Elaine M. Miller on February 12, 1949 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Jack was employed at Frank Gill Paint Co., then operated the Zephyr Gas Station in Wisconsin Rapids, WI and later was a sales representative for Goodyear Tires. He was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Elks Lodge # 693 of Wisconsin Rapids. He was an avid sports fan.

Jack is survived by his wife, Elaine; two brothers, Frank "Moke" (special friend Barbara) Gill of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Douglas "Boola" Gill of Homer Glen, IL; sister-in-law, Joyce Gill of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; brother-in-law, Russell (Jacqueline) Miller of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy Ralston and Margery Gill and one brother, Robert "Buck" Gill.

Memorials can be designated to Ministry Home Care Hospice.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Feb. 25, 2013
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