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Obituary for Michael E. Gilliland

May 24, 1945 - June 21, 2021
McHenry, Illinois | Age 76


Michael E. Gilliland, age 76, of McHenry IL passed away on Monday June 21, 2021 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born on May 24, 1945 in Chillicothe , Ohio, the son of Emerson and Evelyn Gilliland. He married his beloved wife Diane Fleming on May 22, 1965 in Crystal Lake IL.

Michael was a graduate of Crystal Lake High School class of 1964. He was a truck driver for many years and in his free time he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He always looked forward to his Saturday morning coffee get together with his trucking friends. Michael was loved by many and will be sorely missed.

Michael is survived by his loving wife of 56 years: Diane; his two children: Michael (Cherie) Gilliland and Kimberly Willes; his grandchildren: Matthew Willes, Carissa and Jessica Gilliland; his siblings, Cheryl, Steven, Carol, John and Ken, as well as many nieces , nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Emerson and Evelyn Gilliland and his in-laws William and Arita Fleming.

Visitation will take place on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 10:00am to 12:45pm at Colonial Funeral Home , 591 Ridgeview Drive, Mchenry , Illinois. Funeral Service will begin at 12:45 at the funeral home chapel followed by interment at Windridge Memorial Park in Cary, Illinois.

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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