Nature 23


Clair William Gillaspie

August 25, 1935 ~ April 26, 2018 (age 82)

Clair William Gillaspie, 82, of Burlington, died at 4:45 AM Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Blair House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Burlington.

Born August 25, 1935, in Gulfport, IL, he was the son of Clair Francis and Sylvia  Huss Gillaspie. 

He worked at Noelke-Lyon Manufacturing for 17 years as well as at the Arion Restaurant for 15 years.

He loved nice weather. He enjoyed riding his bike, sitting in the sun and mowing the lawn. He liked to walk around the nursing home and meet new people. He was a people person and loved to laugh. 

Survivors include one brother, Paul E (Pam Winkler) Gillaspie of Galesburg, IL; one sister, Donna Olson of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Carol Johnson and Janet Abney.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.

A memorial service for Mr. Gillaspie will be Monday, April 30, at 2:00 PM at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Dean Graber Officiating.

Private graveside will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Great River Hospice House. 


© 2019 Prugh Funeral Service. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS