Craig P. Gillson

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Craig P. Gillson

1948 - 2018

Craig P. Gillson Craig P. Gillson, 70, of Elwood, died Oct. 11, 2018, at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital. He was born Jan. 7, 1948, in St. Johns, MI to Walter and Mary Ellen (Brecken) Gillson.
He was a 1967 graduate of Wendell Willkie High School and attended I.U.K. to become a Cardio-Pulmonary Technician. He worked as a Cardio-Pulmonary Technician at Tipton Hospital and retired in 1987. He married Penny Mercer on Oct. 12, 1968. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, O.E.S., and Elks Lodge. He enjoyed motorcycles, ultra-lites, westerns, singing, and guitar. Craig loved his family and the Lord.
Craig's family includes his wife of 50 years, Penny Gillson of Elwood; two daughters, Dottie Gillson of Palm Desert, CA and Natalie (Adam) Paxson of Elwood; sister, Sheri (Nolan) Jenson of Blue Ridge, GA; sister-in-law, Joan Mercer of Elwood; brother-in-law, Louis (Judy) Mercer of Alexandria; two grandchildren, Addison Rogers and Gabriel Rogers; and special friends, Stan Alvey and Robert Franks. Craig was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood with Rev. Stan Alvey officiating. Burial will follow in Elwood City Cemetery and will include military honors by the U.S. Navy.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and will conclude with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7 p.m.
Memorials: American Heart Assoc. or Indiana Donor Network.
Condolences: copherfeslermay.com.
Published on October 13, 2018
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