Monday, December 19, 2011



ADDRESS: W2415 Center Ave., Medford; a township of Browning resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced dead at 1:40 AM on Sunday, December 18 in the town of Bern, Marathon Co., following an automobile accident

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 21 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, December 20 and also from 9AM until 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 21

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 5, 1987 at Marshfield, WI

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools and was a graduate of Medford High School

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked with his father at Ken Gilles & Son saw mill in the township of Browning. He enjoyed motorcycling, snowmobile racing, his truck, operating heavy equipment, hunting, fishing and fixing old things up.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING FIANCE’: Miranda Mertens of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Ryder Gilles of Medford

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 half – sisters: Kari Ried of Colby & Angel (Peter) LaBrec of Medford; half – brother: Daniel (Angie) Ried of New Richmond, WI

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: half – brother: Arthur F. “Buck” Ried III in 2010

FATHER: Kenneth J. (Rose) Gilles of Medford MOTHER: Kayleen Kestler of Fifield

PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Kenneth C. (Bonnie) Gilles of Medford

PALLBEARERS: Lee & Aaron Gilles, Matthew Kraegenbrink, Cody Schult, Brandon Mertens, Rollan Johnson, Caleb Ried, Jeff Graumann

OTHER INFORMATION: Preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Frank & Mildred Kestler
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