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John M. Gilson


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John M. Gilson

Escondido, CA - John M. Gilson, 75, passed away on January 19, 2018, in Escondido, CA. He was born on May 17, 1942, to Earl and Carmella (Hendricks) Gilson, and grew up in the Village of Port Edwards. John graduated from John Edwards High School in 1960, served his country in the U.S. Army and graduated from UW-La Crosse.

No matter where he resided, John was an avid sports fan, enthusiastically supporting the Milwaukee Braves/Brewers and the Green Bay Packers. He also loved cars, especially his red Mazda 240Z, as well as motorcycles.

John was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Shirley, oldest sister, Margaret

Steele, brother-in-law, William Guelcher, and two nephews, Daniel Steele and Carl Guelcher.

He is survived by his son, Dan, daughter-in-law, Gemma, two granddaughters, Simone and Josephine, two sisters, Anne Guelcher, Eagan, MN, and Mary Krambs, Rothschild, WI, three brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert (Sil) Gilson, Cape Coral, FL, Thomas (Brigitte) Gilson, Lomira, WI, and James Gilson (Patricia Gottfried), Phoenix, AR. Many nieces, nephews, their children and grandchildren, also survive John.

A remembrance gathering will take place at Hotel Mead and Conference Center, 451 E. Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. Please bring your memories and stories of John as we celebrate his life. John will be with us in spirit.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune from May 12 to May 16, 2018
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