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Gary Allen Gilles

Gary Allen Gilles

1957-2021

Gary Allen Gilles, 63 passed away November 16, in Arlington Heights IL.
He was born on December 16, 1957, in Evansville, Indiana. He was the
eldest son of William and Shirley Gilles. Gary is survived by his wife of
41 years, Nancy Gilles. Also his father William Gilles who lives in
Evansville IN, Greg Gilles and his wife Diana who live in Atlanta Georgia,
Scott Gilles and his wife Christine who live in Evansville IN, and Billie Jo
Gilles also living in Evansville. Gary’s and Nancy’s children: Amy Gilles
who lives in Nampa, Idaho, Ryan Gilles and his wife Hannah who live in
Chicago, and Kelsey Rodgers and her husband Michael who live in
Colorado Springs.
Gary worked as a mental health therapist in the Chicago land area for
35 years. He graduated from Indiana University in 1980 with a BA, and
earned an MA and MDiv from Trinity International University in IL in
1987. He also taught for 20 years for the Trinity’s extended education
Reach program.
Gary’s legacy lives on as a devoted father, son, brother, friend and
husband. He served and helped hundreds of people during his 35 years
of counseling at Willow Creek Community Church, Grove Center for
Counseling, and his private practice.
Gary enjoyed serving, teaching at, and attending our church home, The
Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights IL., for over 20
years. His life will be celebrated there with his family, friends, and
church community.
Gary loved spending time with his family as he enjoyed the outdoors,
traveling, and our home in Wauconda, IL. All of his life, he enjoyed the
hobby of running, was a voracious reader, and loved listening to the stories of individuals God brought into his life, whether through his counseling office or at an art fair. Gary will be deeply missed, but we celebrate a life well lived.




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A candle was lit in memory of Gary Gilles

Mike Utech Mar 18 2022 5:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Gilles

Kate Lenehan Jan 20 2022 6:52 PM

Nancy and family, I was so sad to hear of your loss. Gary and I worked together in publishing a magazine for family caregivers a number of years ago. He was very good at what he did, and more importantly, a magnificent human being. The world is a lesser place in his absence.

John Maeglin Dec 29 2021 6:08 PM

Nancy, I just read your Christmas card and the news of Gary's passing. Wow, what sad news to learn about. What a great guy and clearly he was greatly loved as well. May God sustain all of you especially during the holidays and those moments you will have of rememberance. With love Scott & Pat Ahrens

Scott Ahrens Dec 28 2021 5:13 PM

Nancy, I'm so sorry to have learned of Gary's passing. I thought so very, very highly of Gary and you. Still do. Always will. You & family are in my thoughts & prayers. With much respect & fond affection in our Lord.

Dave Brown Dec 14 2021 1:21 PM

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Tom and Liz Todd Family Nov 29 2021 3:41 PM

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Teresa Blaine Nov 23 2021 3:24 AM

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Marilyn & Chad Prodromos and Family Nov 21 2021 8:42 PM

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