Allen Gillig

Edwardsville | Friday, February 19 2021 |

Allen P. Gillig, age 67, of Edwardsville, IL, passed away at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021, at Edwardsville Care Center.

He was born on June 20, 1953 in Alton, IL, the son of the late Harold “Red” G. and Florence M. “Flo” (Krejci) Gillig. Allen is survived by two brothers, Richard D. Gillig of Albuquerque, NM and Dale J. Gillig of Edwardsville and two nephews, Travis Gillig of Edwardsville and Tyler Gillig of Huntsville, AL.

He was proceeded in death by a brother, “Chuckie” Gillig and sister, Joanne [Gillig] Kessler.

Allen held a Bachelor’s Degree from SIU-E. HE worked in the industrial packaging field for many years. He organized and played horseshoes at the Edwardsville KC Hall and was a lifetime fan of the St. Louis Cardinal baseball team and St. Louis Blues hockey team. He loved Jazz and rock and roll and listened to the jazz channel at SIU-E jazz radio station. Allen played in a Euchre tournament every Sunday morning at a local establishment. (Corner Tavern).

The family thanks Heartland Hospice and Edwardsville Care Center for taking care of Allen when he needed care the most. THANK YOU ALL.

He was cremated according to his wishes and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or SIU-Jazz radio station and mailed in care of Weber & Rodney.

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Obit Provided By:
Weber & Rodney Funeral Home

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