Harold F. Gillis

August 1922 ~ April 2017

About the Service

Celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:00a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2619 N Berkeley Avenue in Turlock.

 

Harry was born a Packer fan in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Theresa and Frank Gillis.  He served in the South Pacific during World War II.  After the war he returned to Green Bay to attend St. Norbert College and graduated with a degree in English and Journalism.  Harry had a 29-year teaching career.  He married Esther Mae Schmelling on March 6, 1945 while on military leave.

Harry moved to Covenant Village of Turlock in 2009 and resided there until going to be with God.

He is survived by his children Tom Foolery of Dillon, MT, Sheila (Steve) Sauer of Grand Coulee, WA, Cyndi (John) Sims of Turlock and Joel Gillis of Bend, OR; brother Alton (Jackie) Gillis of Green Bay, WI; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

Celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:00a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2619 N Berkeley Avenue in Turlock.


Remembrances

  1. Harry was one of the sweetest residents at Covenant Village, he was sort of shy, so I always made sure to say hi to him as he passed by my desk. I appreciated his huge smile, he was a very gentle, kind, man. I was blessed to have known him. I loved our Fall Festivals when his daughter would bring his dog to visit, the dog was beautiful & you could tell how much Harry loved her. 🙂

  2. Harry was one of the most precious men of God I ever knew. He was always smiling and always had a kind word to say to me even when he was having health difficulties.
    Harry will always be one of my HEROES! God Bless you!

Leave a Remembrance

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *