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John Gillis

November 11, 1935 — January 7, 2021

Whispering Pines, NC

John A. Gillis, 85 of Whispering Pines, NC and formerly of Bloomington, MN, passed away on January 7, 2021 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC.

Born on November 11, 1935 in Faribault, MN to the late John and Ann David Gillis.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Joan Marie Gillis, his sisters Bernadette Gillis Conner, Mary Gillis Smuda, Theresa Gillis Dorweiller and brother Jerome “Dutch” Gillis.  John and Joan moved to North Carolina in 1997.  John was an avid golfer and member of The Country Club of Whispering Pines.  John was a faithful member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

He is survived by his four children; John Alan Gillis of Oak Island, NC, Mary Knox (Douglas) of New Freedom, PA, Joseph Gillis (Carrie) of Westfield, IN and Martin Gillis of Minnestrista, MN; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brother David Gillis (Betty) of So. Barrington, IL and sister Barbara Callstrom (Alan) of Lakeville, MN.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault.  Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery, Faribault.

Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.  The Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m.

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Memorial Visitation

Friday, June 18, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Divine Mercy Catholic Church

139 Mercy Dr, Faribault, MN 55021

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Recitation of the Rosary

Friday, June 18, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Divine Mercy Catholic Church

139 Mercy Dr, Faribault, MN 55021

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Memorial Mass

Friday, June 18, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Divine Mercy Catholic Church (Faribault)

MN

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Interment following funeral service

Friday, June 18, 2021

Calvary Cemetery, Faribault

206th St W, Faribault, MN 55021

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