Obituary - Donald Earl Gillan

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Donald Earl Gillan

February 13, 1935 - December 27, 2018
Age: 83
Residence: Hollister, MO
Formerly of: York, NE

Donald Earl Gillan, age 83, of Hollister, Missouri, passed away December 27, 2018. He entered this world February 13, 1935, in York, Nebraska, the son of Leeland and Cecil Mae (Griffee) Gillan. He was joined in marriage June 22, 1958 to Janet Lee Yost. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Don proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a man who was always happy and would do anything for anyone. He always had jokes and stories to share. Don drove over the road for John Morrell, worked as a supervisor for Sinton Dairy for 20 years, and served as a volunteer fireman for 22 years in Evergreen, Colorado. He played golf, helped others, enjoyed boating, fixed things, and kept his yard nice. There was no doubt that he loved his grandkids. Anyone who knew him will miss his big personality.

Donald is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; three brothers; a daughter, Tamara Campbell; and great-granddaughter, Brynn Larson.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janet Gillan; son, Mike (Elizabeth) Gillan of Branson, Missouri; daughter, Glendora (David) Larson of Canandaigua, New York; daughter, Donna (Bob Parkhurst) Wempen of Castle Rock, Colorado; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 5, 2019, at LifeSong United Methodist Church in Reeds Spring, Missouri. Inurnment with full military honors, will be in the spring of 2019, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight of the Ozarks www.honorflightoftheozarks.org. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com


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Cremations of the Ozarks
Cremations of the Ozarks
130 Industrial Park, Suite E
Hollister, MO 65672
Phone: (417) 544-0218
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Service Information
Location: LifeSong United Methodist Church
Date/Time: 2:00 P.M. / Saturday, January 5
130 Industrial Park, Suite E
Reeds Spring, MO
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