Edward C. ?Butch? Gille
Edward C. ‘Butch’ Gille, age 70, of Merrill, died Friday, January 2, 2015, at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill.
Butch was born January 26, 1944, in Merrill, son of the late Peter and Mabel (Lee) Gille. He had been employed at Hurd Millwork, Merrill. Butch was a devoted member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Irma. As a youth, Butch enjoyed raising horses. As an adult, Butch enjoyed hunting and fishing, and traveling in his pickup truck.
Survivors include his sisters, Carol (Fred) Pester of Merrill, and Gay (Kenneth) Baumann of Wausau; his brother, Lee (Nancy) Gille, Merrill; several nieces and nephews; and his special cousins, John and Joyce Lee and their families, especially little Ivan. Besides his parents, Butch is preceded in death by a sister and brother in law, Joanne and Melvin Gruetzmacher; a niece, Sharon Baguhn; and a nephew, Gary Lee Beinfang.
The funeral will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Irma. The Rev. Hans Heisinger will officiate. Burial will follow in Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. Wednesday at the church. The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com