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Leonard Lee Gillis

Leonard Lee Gillis, age 67, of Rockford, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 at the Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto at noon. The Rev. Brian Fier will officiate, with interment in the St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery in Hopkins.

Visitation will be today, Monday, Dec. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, with a 7 p.m. prayer service; and continue Tuesday at the church from 11 a.m. to noon, prior to the services.

Casket bearers will be Jerry Oys, Bob Ferderer, Mark Smith, Matthew Smith, Brady Gillis, and Brad Loken.

Leonard was born April 13, 1939 to Lloyd and Margaret (Bullinger) Gillis in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus.

Leonard was preceded in death by his wife, Sandy; son Mark; and his parents, Lloyd and Margaret Gillis.

He is survived by his children: son Paul Gillis, and daughters Sharon Gillis and Nadine and Dave Gade; four grandchildren: Mark, Matt, Brady, and Brittany; brothers Arno and Diane Gillis, and Bob and Florence Gillis; and sisters Mary and Dick Reynolds, and Irene and Carl Bacon.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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