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Alphonsus Andrew "Fritz" Gilman 1915-1996


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/1/2011 at 21:24:13

Fritz Gilman
Estherville – Funeral services for A.A. Fritz Gilman, 81, of Estherville will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville with Father Tom Nash officiating. Interment will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Estherville. He died on Saturday, February 3 at Holy Family Hospital, Estherville.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6 at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville. Legion of Mary Rosary will be held at 4 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

He was born on January 31, 1915 in Emmetsburg, the son of Michael and Anna (Yoch) Gilman. He received his education in the Emmetsburg Catholic schools. He was united in marriage to Lucille Ann Schmeling on October 15, 1938 in Emmetsburg. Following their marriage he was employed [at] John Deer Implement in Emmetsburg. He then farmed with his brother Tony in Ayrshire. In 1942, the couple moved to Washington until he was called into the United States Army in 1943. He served in the European Theatre and was stationed in Germany. Following the war, he was employed by Kunz Locker in Emmetsburg and later drove for Firkins. The couple moved to Estherville in 1952, where he was employed at John Morrell and Company until forced to retire in 1973 due to ill health.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville, 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign War Post 3388 in Estherville.

He is survived by his wife, of Estherville; one son, James of Rochester, Minn.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Theresa Nock of Emmetsburg and Barbara Moses of Emmetsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February, 1996)


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