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Jack Duane Gillis

April 1, 1930 ~ February 21, 2022 (age 91)

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Jack D. Gillis, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, February 21, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, IA.

A memorial service for Jack will be held at 10AM on Saturday, February 26 in the Chapel of Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.  A flag presentation will be conducted by the Iowa Military Funeral Honors Detail. Interment will be in the Forest Home Cemetery. Friends may call to sign the register from 9AM – 6 PM on Friday at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.

Jack Duane Gillis was born April 1, 1930 in New London, IA. He was the son of Gordon Edward and Alice Marie (Harper) Gillis. He attended school in Mt. Pleasant and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School. On August 28, 1961 in El Dorado, IL, Jack was united in marriage to Brenda Joyce McClary. To this union a son, Kirk Duane Gillis, was born on September 28, 1968.  Mrs Gillis died Friday, October 23, 1998 at their residence in Mt. Pleasant.

Jack was called to the service of his country. He entered the United States Army on March 16, 1956 at Ft. Des Moines. He received schooling at the Southeastern Signal School at Ft. Gordon, GA. He served in the Army Signal Corp and was honorably discharged on March 2, 1959 at Ft. Lewis, WA.

Jack was a longtime employee of the former Metromail Corp. in Mt. Pleasant. He was a longtime member of the Henry County Rescue Squad and the Mt. Pleasant Police Reserves Association. Jack often volunteered at Midwest Old Threshers during the Reunion and throughout the year.

Survivors include a brother and his wife, Ed and “Skip” Gillis of Burlington, and his “bonus granddaughter” and her husband, Jessica and Jason Loving of Mt. Pleasant.

In addition to his parents and wife, Jack is preceded in death by his son Kirk, who died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at his residence in Mt. Pleasant. Jack is also preceded in death by a brother, James H. Gillis and Jack’s longtime companion, Francine Kite.

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February 25, 2022

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Kimzey Funeral Home
213 North Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA

Memorial Service
February 26, 2022

10:00 AM
Chapel of Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant

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