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Eldon Gilgann

November 25, 1924 — July 25, 2014






Eldon Lawrence Gilgann, age 89 of Wautoma, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home. He was born on November 25, 1924 in the Town of Crystal Lake to Paul and Ananda (Schwanke) Gilgann. Eldon was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church in Budsin and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Germania. He married June Klimke on June 10, 1950 in Harrisville. Eldon worked as a farmer, milk hauler for Shields Creamery, truck driver for Brakebush Brothers, an O.T.R. driver for Ross Caves and Westfield Equipment. After retiring he drove truck for 11 years at Apollo Tool.

Survivors include his daughter, Linda Gilgann, Neshkoro; four grandchildren, Jocelyn (Sean Hulbert) Cartwright, Montello, Angela (Clint) Schumacher, Chatfield, MN, Alonzo (Sam Dahlke) Cartwright, Montello and Susan Cartwright, Neshkoro; great grandson, Dean Carter Schumacher; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, June; daughter, Susan Marie on August 26, 1983 and her fiancé, Boyd Spikerman on January 29, 1984; five brothers, Fred, Gust, Elmer, Edward and Ervin; three sisters, Leona, Evaline and Erna.

A funeral service for Eldon will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Harrisville with Rev. Blaine Niskanen officiating. Burial will be in Harrisville Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.

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