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July 29, 1930 ~ November 19, 2021 (age 91)


DONALD EUGENE GILLILAND                                                                                                       NOV. 19, 2021

Donald E. Gilliland, 91, formerly of Palouse, WA. passed away on Nov. 19, 2021 at the Bishop Place Assisted Living in Pullman, WA where he has made his home for the past 7 years.

Don was born on July 29, 1930 at South Bend, Indiana to Wesley and Josephine (Bryant) Gilliland.  He attended his schooling at South Bend, Indiana. 

Don joined the United States Air Force and was discharged as a Staff Sergeant.

He married Lorraine Dehle on June 27, 1959 at Coeur d’Alene, ID and the couple made their home in Spokane, WA until moving to Palouse, WA in 1972.

Don was employed at Washington State University as an Electronics Technician until his retirement.

Don and Lorraine moved to Bishop Place Assisted Living in 2014.  Mrs. Gilliland died in Feb. of 2017.

Don enjoyed Ham Radio, Volunteer for the Whitman County Sheriff Dept. and photography.

Survivors include two sons, Roger Gilliland, Tensed, ID, Wesley Gilliland, Seattle, WA., one daughter Shirley Gilliland, Spokane, WA.  Don is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, 1:00 P.M. at the Palouse Federated Church with Rev. Corey Laughary officiating.  The United States Air Force Honor Guard and Potlatch Post #10300 VFW participating.

Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse is caring for the family.  You are invited to leave online condolences and order flowers for the family at www.kramercares.com



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Memorial Service
November 27, 2021

1:00 PM
Palouse Federated Church
N. 635 Bridge St.
Palouse, WA 99161



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