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Bill T. Gilleland

March 13, 1938 ~ November 10, 2020 (age 82)

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Bill T. Gilleland, 82, of Peru, passed away a 3:35pm on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Dukes Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Brilliant, Alabama on March 13, 1938 to Fred V. and Ludie (Strickland) Gilleland.  He married Sue Comer on August 31, 1959, and she preceded him in death on March 23, 1999.  He then married Inis Oaks in November of 1999, and she also preceded him in death.  He served in the United States Air Force, and later retired from Square D Corp. as a welder.  He was a member of the Moose, the Maennerchor, the Literary Aid Society, and the VFW.  He loved hunting, poker card games, camping, and going for long drives.

He is survived by his children: Terry Gilleland of Greentown, Don (Rhonda) Gilleland of Peru, and Dan Gilleland of Greentown; and grandchildren Tiffany (Andrew) Linstrom, Joshua (fiancé Brittany) Gilliland, and Kristina Gilleland; as well as six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, daughter Tina Gilleland, brother Don Gilleland, and sisters Martha Tucker and Rose Walker.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the VFW, 151 East Washington Avenue, Peru, Indiana, starting at 5pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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Memorial Gathering
November 14, 2020

5:00 PM
151 East Washington Avenue
Peru, IN 46970


American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX 75231

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