Angeline (Angie) Gillson, 70, of Pillager, passed away at her home November 24, 2020.
Services were held Dec. 1 at Casino Assembly of God Church.
Interment was at Wildwood Cemetery, Pillager.
Angie was born February 3, 1950 to the J. Wesley and Joyce Carlson in Brainerd. She grew up in the Pillager area and graduated from Pillager High School in 1968. She was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) Gillson on September 6, 1969. Angie lived all of her years in Pillager except for four years when the family lived in Oregon. There she volunteered at Faith Christian School where her daughters attended. From the mid-80’s until Angie’s retirement in 2016, she was employed as a Personal Care Attendant at Kingwood Good Samaritan Home, Bethany Good Samaritan Home, Brainerd, and the Brainerd State Hospital until its closure in 2003. From 2003 to her retirement in 2016 she worked at a group home for developmentally disabled adults near Staples.
Angie was a member of Casino Assembly of God Church. For several years she volunteered in children’s ministries as a preschool Children’s Church teacher, as well as a substitute Sunday School teacher. In addition, Angie taught weekly release-time classes for Pillager Elementary students and organized and led a weekly Bible study at Riverside Assisted Living in Pillager. Angie had a servant’s heart and loved the Lord, her church and spending time in Bible reading and prayer. She cherished her daughters and grandchildren, whether spending time with two of her daughters and grandson in Pillager or her oldest daughter and family in Columbia, MD. She enjoyed many visits with her siblings and families, other relatives and friends. Also dear to her heart was her cat Muffin, who adored only Angie.
Angie will be greatly missed by three daughters, Rebecca (Roger) Windschitl of Columbia, MD, Shelly and Amy Sofie, both of Pillager; four grandchildren, Robert, Rylan and Regan Windschitl and Kyler Sofie; three sisters, Shirley Hynes of Little Falls, Marian (Dan) Gage of Lynden, WA and LaVonne (Brad) VanVickle of Pillager; two brothers, John (Kari) Carlson of Rapid City, SD and Steven (Jessica) Carlson of Buffalo; brothers-in-law Calvin Gillson of Motley, Donald (Sher) Gillson of Pillager, Jerry (TJ) Gillson of Halsey, OR; sisters-in-law Barbara Mares and Arlene (Marlon) Johnson, both of Staples, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband in 2009 after 40 years of marriage; parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law; brother-in-law John Hynes and sister-in-law Carol Houston.
Arrangments by Halvorson-Taylor Funeral Home, www.halvorsontaylor.com.