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Eunice M. “Tupy” Gilleland, age 83

Eunice M. “Tupy” Gilleland, age 83 of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Monday, March 7th, 2016 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.


Eunice M. Gilleland was born on May 16, 1932 in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of Albert and Marie (Christianson) Bach.  She was raised and attended school in Grand Forks.  On November 7, 1952 she was united in marriage to Robert Gilleland in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.   Following their marriage they moved to East Grand Forks and were longtime members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.  Tupy was a wonderful wife, mother and also loved her Dachshund dogs.  She enjoyed watching TV and was the best grandma of all.  Most of all she loved her family.


Family members of Tupy that survive, include her husband Robert of 63 years; children, Tim (Cathy) Gilleland of Crookston, MN, David (Sandy) Gilleland of East Grand Forks, MN and Roberta (Greg) Waller of Detroit Lakes, MN; grandchildren, Brandi (Jesus) Narvaez of Crookston, MN, Eric Gilleland of Crookston, MN, Sadie (Ryan) Steenerson of East Grand Forks, MN along with Kalley and Caleb Waller both of Detroit Lake, MN; great-grandchildren, Brent, Jade, Tate, Damian, Sean and Kaylee; also surviving is a brother-in-law, Joseph LaCasse of Heraldsburg, CA and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Mardelle Warding, Barbara Larson, and Jackie Stallmo.



Memorial Service:  10:30 AM on Friday, March 11, 2016 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1515 5th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN.


Visitation:  One Hour Prior Memorial Service on Friday in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.


Interment:  Memorial Park Cemetery ~ Grand Forks, ND.


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