Ellsworth H. "JR" Gillam, Jr., Pine City, MN/formerly Edgerton, WI(1945-2014)
July 21, 1945 - April 5, 2014
Ellsworth H. "JR" Gillam, Jr., 68, of Pine City, MN, formerly of Edgerton, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at First Light Health System, Mora, MN. He was born on July 21, 1945, in San Diego, CA, son of the late Ellsworth H. "Gil", Sr. and Edvina M. "Hedy" (Weller-Peterson) Gillam. JR was born mentally challenged and remained in childhood all his life. He enjoyed matchbox cars, tinkering with tools, baseball caps, tractor and car magazines. JR lived at home with his mother until 2000, then in a handicap facility until 2013, when he moved to Minnesota, and lived with his sister.
JR is survived by one sister, Mariann (Al) Guentzel of Emily, MN; one nephew, Darin (Tara) Gillam of Rock Falls, IL; two great-nephews, Ryan and Joshua Gillam of Rock Falls, IL; and Mariann's two daughters, Tamie (Doug) Lorentz of Madison Lake, MN, and Shelly Guentzel, of Emily, MN. JR was greeted in heaven by his parents and one brother, Donald Gillam.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the EHLERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, US HWY 51 N, Edgerton, with Father David Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the FUNERAL HOME on Friday, April 11 from Noon until the time of the service. Condolences may be expressed at ehlertfuneralhome.com