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Violet M. Gilgan, 72, of Rockford, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016, in OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. She was born March 30, 1944, in Newald, Wisconsin; the daughter of Earl and Doris (Sparks) Seymour. She married Kenneth L. Gilgan on June 27, 1964, in Rockford. She was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth; son, Robert Gilgan; grandson, Kenneth L. (Jessika) Gilgan III; great-grandson, Kenneth IV "Leo"; daughter-in-law, Tammy; sisters, Clara (Cliff) McLain, and Patricia Stroup; brothers, Randy (Midge), Ken (Aggie), Bob (Tammy), Donald, Terry (Terri) Seymour; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son, Kenneth L. Gilgan Jr; and brothers, Daniel and Alfred.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016, in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 600 N. Horsman with Pastor Frank Ciprys officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church.

Condolences & Shared Memories (7)

  1. Bill Peacock

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your wife. I am thinking of your entire family and God Bless.

  2. Ania&Don Michalski

    Please accept our deepest condolences. We are praying for strength and comfort for you at this time. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

  3. tammy jansen

    my love and prayers to all I remember Violet coming to Grandma Kniess place and of course Mom and all us kids loved going to Uncle Earl and Aunt Doris when we were kids love all around

  4. Curtis Gilgan

    I have many fond memories of aunt Violet from your house off 11th and Harrison, at grandma and grandpa's, and even when my mom moved back to Rockford. Uncle Kenny, Bobby, and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers - Violet will be missed With deepest sympathies, Curtis

  5. Pat Stroup

    Ken and Bob words can't be said about the whole in your hearts. I know the feeling. Know that I will always be here for both of you. Violet has been a great sister to me, calling me seven days a week every morning since Jim died making sure I was okay and wasn't sick. I really appreciated that. She helped with my mom when she was so sick also. She had that twinkle in her eye when she talked about her and Bob's trip on Saturday nights when Ken had a card game. She will be missed by great number of people. I was one of those people who could never make her mad and we could talk about anything. She won the discussions most of the time but I didn't mind. God bless you both in the journey ahead. Love you both a lot Blessings Pat

  6. John and Heather (Sheik) Tewell

    Sorry for your loss, we love you and Aunt Violet will be a great angel as she looks down on all of us everyday.

  7. Steve and Ruth & Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your and your family.


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