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Richard J. Gilles

July 12, 1934 - April 30, 2020

U.S. Veteran
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Debbie Tellier

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May 9, 2020

Debbie Tellier May 08, 2020 Dear Steve, Cheryl, and Bill, I had the privilege of working with your Dad during his retirement years. He was my favorite bagger to be paired up with. He made it a more enjoyable day working with him. He became a special friend, and a great encouragement to me. He would share stories about all of you and your families. I felt like I knew each one of you personally from the things he said. He loved you all so much. I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a great guy and will be missed by many.

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Dick's 70th surprise birthday party.

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Dick's 70th surprise birthday party.

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Dick's 70th surprise birthday party.

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Dick's 70th surprise birthday party.

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Dick's 70th surprise birthday party.

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U.S.S. Mullinnix Reunion

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Don Gilles

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May 9, 2020

From toddlers to present, not only were we first cousins, we were best friends. As kids, our parents were also good friends and played cards every two weeks and of course, Rich and I also attended. In the summer, almost all of us got together for picnics. Yes, we played a lot of different ball games and other games on the field on Farnam Street. In high school, we rode to Aquinas together every day except in bad weather when his brother Bill, gave us a ride. And yes, we were both La Crosse Trib carriers and with both having over 130 customers, we learned our first lesson on how to manage a 'business', treat people and of course, make money! Relatively, the best job we ever had! Our good friend, Bob Balduzzi's dad sponsored the first bowling team we experienced, Balduzzi Building Seervicwe, along with Bob and Jim Sinniger. In high school and pre-marage life, we double dated many times and when Rich and Bea decided to get married, I was chosen to be their Best Man. Likewise, when Barbara and I decided to get married, Rich was our Best Man! We were always very compatible and friends through life and through out or life only had one disagreement -- What was better, Buick's Dynaflow or Oldsmobile Hydramatic. As it finally turned out, Dynaflow was dropped as was Oldsmobile! God bless my long time cousin and friend and God bless Bea and his family. I will always remember him and never forget him.

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Robert Kerska

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May 8, 2020

So sorry to hear of Dick's death... I remember the years of working together with Dick when I taught at Saint Pius and all the work together with athletics and the mens club... I also enjoyed my visits with Dick when I would see him at Quillin's... God Bless you all... RIP Dick! Bob Kerska

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Ken & Deb Schultz

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May 8, 2020

Bill and family, sorry to hear of your father’s passing - so soon after your mother’s. May many good memories keep them present to you.

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Dennis & Lois Peterson

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May 8, 2020

To the Gilles family: you have our deepest sympathy for the passing of your Dad. We have many fond memories of him, especially at Machine Products. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care, from Dennis and Lois Peterson

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Mark D Kruger

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May 8, 2020

Back in the Machine Products days, Dick was the best boss anyone could ask for. He was down to earth, knew the business, offered advice, listened to other's ideas, gave credit where it was due, & shared a laugh or two. All these years later he continued to be respected & admired by those who worked with him. The monthly MAPCO breakfasts will never be the same without him. Dick will be missed greatly & remembered very fondly. Our sympathies to the whole Gilles family for the loss of this wonderful man, Mark & Jane Kruger

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Michael Peterson

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May 7, 2020

Bill and family. I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. I remember when we worked at the store together, and your father visited, he was always such a nice man. My deepest sympathy to your entire family.

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Pete and Karen Hansen

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May 7, 2020

To the Gilles family, So sorry to read about the passing of your dad. Also, send our condolences for your mom. Didn’t realize she too has passed. We enjoyed having them as our neighbors on Brook Court. We were so happy they both could join us for one of the neighborhood gatherings. May the happy memories keep them close in your hearts. With sympathy, Pete and Karen Hansen

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David A Bruha

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May 7, 2020

Sorry about Richard. He, his brother, myself, Jim Havlicek, Gene Jirsa and others all hung out at the Church bowling alley. We also went to Aquinas together. Always had a great time. God bless all of his family and stay healthy. David

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Effie Gilles

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May 7, 2020

Steve, Cheryl, Bill and families, We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Rich's passing. He was such a kind, generous man with a big heart. We have many fond memories of the Gilles' Family holiday meals. He always took an interest in our lives. Loved that smile and his teasing. We will miss him! We send our love and condolences to all of you, Effie, Brad and Adam

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Grandpa, Grandma and Anna

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Grandpa and Elin

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Grandma, Grandpa and Sean

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2019 Freedom Honor Flight

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Freedom Honor Flight

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Freedom Honor Flight

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