Mary Lou Gillstrom
May 23, 1930 - May 17, 2020
Krause Funeral Home
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Mary Lou Gillstrom (nee Vickers) passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the age of 89 of congestive heart failure. Mary Lou is survived by her 3 daughters, Carrie (Paul) Matteson, Amy (Joe) McCarthy, and Julie (Jim) Bernad. She is further survived by her 6 grandchildren, Sam and Cole (Leah) Matteson, Meg and…

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Joane Kilroy left a message on May 23, 2020:
Tim, and I have been ,married for 52+ years, but still remember Aunt Mary Lou's singing of Panis Angelicus and the Shubert Ave Maria. To this day I still wish I had an audio of those songs. She made our wedding much more meaningful and beautiful.. I will always love and remember you, Aunt Mary Lou. My condolences Carrie, Amy and Julie. Luv Joane Kilroy.
betty ost left a message on May 21, 2020:
many fond memories will sustain me through the loss of my wonderful sister. ML was a kind and loving lady with a big heart. a complete suzy homemaker and caretaker of her husband and family. yet always ready to party attend opera symphonies, sports events and family get togethers. there were many!!! though she majored in music at U of Illinois she became a beloved secretary to the VP of railroad co. (if you need to know how to spell a word just ask her she'll know.) a regular member of the YMCA swimmers who earned her 500 mi badge. she will be missed by many.
Mike and Rose Iannelli left a message on May 20, 2020:
So sorry to hear about the passing of your dear mother. She really had a great life and so blessed with her family. Our deepest sympathy to you.
Hollie Kilroy left a message on May 20, 2020:
Thinking of you and how hard this must be, not being together. Big hugs. Love Hollie Kilroy and Bob Huffman
Anna & Doug Thompson left a message on May 20, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. No one can replace your mother. May your memories keep her close now and forever. Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Love, Anna and Doug
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Julie Gerdman left a message on May 20, 2020:
Beautifully written and what a wonderful life she lived! How lucky all of you are to have had her in your life. She will clearly be remembered with great love!
Krause Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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