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Rev. Robert F. Gilles

June 13, 1931 November 27, 2006
Rev. Robert F. Gilles
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Father Gilles' funeral has been rescheduled due to weather. Funeral mass will be Saturday 11:00am at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Minonk with a visitation one hour before services at church. Rev. Luke Poczworoski officiating. Burial will be Monday 1:00 pm at St.Patrick's Cemetery in Kickapoo. Rev. Lawrence Morrissey will officiate at the graveside. Rev. Robert F. Gilles, 75, of Minonk, formerly of Peoria, died at 11:05 a.m. Monday, November 27, 2006 at his residence. He is survived by one sister, Sr. Zita Gilles, S.S.N.D., of Chicago. Born June 13, 1931 in Peoria to Carl F. and Margaret E. King Gilles. Ordained June 2, 1957, he was an assistant at St. Anne’s in East Moline 1957-1966; assistant at St. Mary’s in Lincoln 1966-1970; Pastor Sacred Heart in Rutland and St. Joseph’s in Flanagan 1970-1974; Pastor St. Paul’s in Odell 1974-1978; Pastor St. Bernard’s in Peoria 1978-1988; Pastor St. Patrick’s in Minonk and St. Joseph’s in Flanagan 1988-2001; Senior Priest Status and Pastor Emeritus in 2001. A Funeral Mass will held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Minonk with the Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C.,D.D., Bishop of Peoria officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, 775 N. Chestnut St., Minonk, Illinois. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Further visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Graveside Services will be at 4 p.m. on Friday at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kickapoo. Memorials contributions may be made to Masses or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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