THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Eugene T. Gillis Sr.
Issue Date: January 31, 2019
Eugene T. "Porky" Gillis, Sr., 80, of Athelstane, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at Rennes Health Care Center-West.
Born Feb. 6, 1938 in Marshfield, to the late Elias and Lillian Gillis, he married Joanne Perrault on April 27, 1957 in Green Bay where they lived until moving to Athelstane in 1972.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting pool, bowling, golfing, snowmobiling and watching the Green Bay Packers, but especially time with family.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne; eight children, Tina Lawrence, Eugene "Skip" (Pam) Gillis, Christine (Ronald) Shaw, Cindy Gillis, Tom (Bernie) Gillis, Brian Gillis, Ted (Lori) Gillis and Pat (Theresa) Gillis; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild and siblings, Jimmy (Elaine) Gillis, Dick (Lillian) Gillis, Carolyn (Ed) VerBoomen, Joan (Rick) Nader, Kathy Gillis and Verna (Gene) Jakubenas.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Kevin; four brothers, Kenny, Jerome, John and Bob and a sister, Lorraine.
Family will receive friends on Saturday April 27, 2019 at a location to be announced at a later date. Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the family with arrangements.