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1938 - 2020
ELBURN - James Walter Gillett, age 81, ascended into Heaven on February 4, 2020, after passing away peacefully at Oak Crest Retirement Center where he made his home in recent years. He was born October 10, 1938, in Muscatine, IA, the son of Kenneth and Mary (VanDolah) Gillett. Jim is survived by his daughter, Julie (Ed) Stuehm; his daughter-in-law, Denise Gillett-Parchert and her husband Wayne Parchert; three grandchildren, Sara (Matthew) Amato, Laura (Ludwig) Gerdes, and J.C. (Sophie Gaynor) Gillett; one great-granddaughter, Maewyn Gerdes; one brother Jerry (Karen) Gillett; and countryside of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Mary Gillett; his wife, Beverly Gillett; and his son, Jeffrey Gillett. Visitation will be at 2:30- 3:30 p.m., with a memorial service to follow on 3:30 p.m. at the Elburn Lions Club, 500 Filmore St., Elburn, on Sunday, February 9, 2020. A second visitation will follow services until 5:00 p.m. Private cremation burial will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Jim's name. Checks may be made to the Elburn Lions Club, 500 Filmore St., Elburn, IL 60119, or memorials may be mailed to P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Feb. 7, 2020
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