THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: September 6, 2018
Rolyn "Lee" Gilligan, 85, of Suring, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018.
Born July 6, 1933, to the late Bernard "Bun" and Lois (Wood) Gilligan, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. He received a GED in the Army and then graduated from NWTC as a journeyman machinist.
On July 7, 1962, he married Audrey Deisinger at St. Michael Catholic Church in Suring and worked at Machine Service Company in Green Bay for over 30 years. Upon retirement, they moved to Hickory Corners from Green Bay where he did carpentry work. He also made furniture for family and friends and helped fix houses.
He enjoyed woodworking, metalworking, hunting, fishing, camping, traveling the world with his wife and time with family.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Audrey; four children, Kevin (Lisa) Gilligan, Connie (Mike) Streckenbach, Karen (Joe) Gilligan and Terry Gilligan; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three siblings, Judy Blazek, Dennis Gilligan and Rosanne Ostrenga and many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings, Lyle Gilligan, Joan Conrad and Jack Gilligan; a granddaughter, Ami Gilligan and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Visitation was held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation continued Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until time of the procession to St. Michael Catholic Church at 10:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at 11 a.m. with Fr. Robert Ni Ni officiating and interment in Hickory Cemetery with Military Honors. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home of Suring assisted the family with arrangements. A memorial fund was established.