John Gillen

Obituary of John Carl Gillen

John Carl Gillen, age 88, went home to be with Jesus on May 17th.  John was born on April 27, 1934 to Elwood William Gillen and Wilma Blance (Hart) Gillen at the family farm.  He graduated from Morenci High School as an honor student.  For ten years John farmed his grandparent’s farm.  He also drove a milk route meeting farmers with his winning smile.  On September 4, 1953 he married the love of his life, Jane Keefer, in Angola Indiana.  The opportunity came for him to work at Decker Hardware in Morenci.  After seven years John and Jane bought the store and ran it while raising their children: Judy, John S., and Michael.  After twenty-two years they sold out the store and John moved on to Stevenson Lumber in Adrian where he worked for ten years.  John was a member of Morenci Bible Fellowship in Morenci. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two siblings (Joanne Stiverson and James E. Gillen), daughter (Judy Kauffman) and son (Michael).  Besides his wife Jane and son John (Audrey) Gillen, he is survived by his sister, Janis (George) Becker, daughter-in-law Karen (Michael) Gillen, nine grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. 

 

A visitation for John will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Eagle-Marry Funeral Home, Morenci.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagle-Marry Funeral Home, Morenci, with Pastor Jim Yatzek officiating.  Visitation will be held in the funeral home one hour prior to the service.  Burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci.  

 

Online condolences to the family may be offered at www.eaglemarryfuneralhome.com. The Eagle-Marry Funeral Home - Morenci Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.

 

Click here to watch a recorded version of his funeral ceremony.  

Sunday
22
May

Public Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Eagle-Marry FH - Morenci
303 N. Summit St
Morenci, Michigan, United States
517-458-2311
Monday
23
May

Public Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, May 23, 2022
Eagle-Marry FH - Morenci
303 N. Summit St
Morenci, Michigan, United States
517-458-2311
Monday
23
May

Funeral Ceremony

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, May 23, 2022
Eagle-Marry FH - Morenci
303 N. Summit St
Morenci, Michigan, United States
517-458-2311
Monday
23
May

Burial

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Monday, May 23, 2022
Oak Grove Cemetery
M 156
Morenci , Michigan, United States