Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

John E. Gillig

He passed away at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on June 29, 1929 in Decatur, IN to the late Leo T. and Florence L. (Kohne) Gillig.

He is survived by 5 brothers Al Gillig of Decatur, IN, Tony (Ruth) Gillig of Decatur, IN, Dave (Mary) Gillig of Fort Wayne, IN, Don (Barb) Gillig of Jerome, MI, Jerry (Joan) Gillig of St. Joseph, MO; 2 sisters Rosemary (John) Sheley of Danville, IN and Marcella (Ron) Smith of Bluffton, IN.

He was the former pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and also served at Our Lady of Hungary in South Bend, St. Monica in Mishawaka, St. Jude in Fort Wayne, Sacred Heart in Fort Wayne, and Holy Family in South Bend before retiring in 1988. He was chaplain of the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Fort Wayne Fire Department, the Allen County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police.

He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur, IN.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School.

Information obtained from the Decatur Daily Democrat online, www.decaturdailydemocrat.com