Sadie Caroline Gillman, age 82, of Cokato, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at the Cokato Manor.
She was born April 4, 1932, in Darwin, the daughter of Edmond and Esther (Russell) Compton.Sadie grew up in the Dassel area, and attended district school in Lamson and Dassel.
She was baptized, and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith; and had been an active member of the Walker United Methodist Church in Howard Lake before its closure. Sadie taught Sunday school, was a member of the United Methodist Women’s group, served on the parsonage committee, and a member of the Pastor/Parish Relations Committee.
Sadie was united in marriage to Lowell Gillman May 23, 1952, at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. The couple made their home in Cokato, where they raised their children.
A hard worker, Sadie had been employed as a waitress, owned and operated the Coffee Shop for seven or eight years, worked at Richwell Furniture, and was a store clerk at Jack and Jill Grocery, Knaus Sausage House, and The Marketplace, as well as a homemaker.
She enjoyed spending time with her family for holidays and special events, and especially loved having her children and grandchildren around.
Sadie is survived by her husband, Lowell Gillman of Cokato; children, LuAnn (Thomas) Ollig of Winsted, Debbie (Denny) Johnson, Bonnie (Dwight) Hatfield, all of Cokato, Stephen (Tammy) Gillman of Buffalo, and Stephanie (Boyd) Birdsill of Spooner, WI; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren,
She is further survived by siblings, Betty Johnson of Howard Lake, and Esther Klima of Cokato; sisters-in-law Marvel (Don) Blom of Hutchinson, Marcia (Floyd) Anderson of Apple Valley, Mary (Harlund) Carlen of Dassel, Irene Krejci of Hutchinson, and Judy Compton of Edina; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Sadie was preceded in death by her parents, Esther and Edmond Compton; her siblings, Alice Compton, Mildred Carlen, Edward Compton, Wallace Compton, Hazel Dallmann, and Robert Compton; and her father and mother in-law, Claude and Katherine Gillman.
The funeral service took place Saturday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, with the Rev. Mark Little officiating. There was visitation one hour prior to the service at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel. Interment was at the Dassel Community Cemetery.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.