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Wesley “Wes” Gregg Gillespie Sr., age 86 of Waunakee, WI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30, 2016, losing his battle with gastric cancer at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI.
Wes is survived by Delores, his wife and best friend of 68 years; his son, Wesley G. Gillespie Jr. and his wife, Jayne of Deforest; two daughters, Traci Gillespie of Madison, and Kathleen Triggs and her husband, Robert of Waunakee; four precious grandchildren, Travis Triggs of Deforest, Sierra Gillespie of Green Bay, Trenten Triggs of Waunakee, and Brooke Gillespie of Deforest. Wes is also survived by a brother, Kirk Gillespie and his wife, Suzanne of Deerfield, and a sister Gayle Pustaver and her husband, Frank of Lodi, as well as so many loving nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Wes was preceded in death by both of his parents, King Wesley Gillespie and Muriel Kathryn Gregg Gillespie Rascher
Wes was a Sergeant in the First Marine Air Wing at Cherry Point NC, and an incredibly generous and gracious man. He was the owner of a successful family business in the meat packing industry. He loved spending time on his hobby farm with his herd of Scottish Highland Cattle, horses and chickens and tinkering with anything related to the farm and woodworking whether it be carving or building something.
Per the family's wishes there will be no funeral services or memorial.
A special thank you to all the wonderful, caring and compassionate staff at both the VA Hospital and the CLC Hospice Unit for the extremely wonderful dignified care we received during our stay there. Also to the Carbone Cancer Center at U.W. Hospital for all its care.
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