John Charles Gilman

November 23, 1937 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 84)


Funeral services for John C. Gilman, 84 of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2022, at Grace Lutheran Church, Norfolk. Reverend Christopher Asbury will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk, Nebraska. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue, Norfolk. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gilman passed away Friday, May 27, 2022, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

John was born on November 23, 1937, the son of John Lawrence and Clare (Gronau) Gilman in Stuart, NE. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith on January 16, 1938.

On June 12, 1955, John married Norma Kment. One daughter was born to this union. Norma died in child birth.

John was united in marriage to Agnes Leu on October 12, 2002.

He was a professional truck driver for 58 years. John was employed by Clark Brothers, Abler’s and Andrew’s before owning his own truck.

John is survived by his wife of 20 years, Agnes; daughter, Valinda (Richard) Klug, of Norfolk and stepdaughter, Joy Lynn (Jim) Dillian, of Minnesota; two sisters: Eileen Hoskinson, of Norfolk and Ruby Maertins, of Denver, CO; 27 grandchildren and step grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren and great step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, his parents, one sister and three brothers.

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June 2, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Home for Funerals Chapel
708 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Funeral Service
June 3, 2022

10:30 AM
Grace Lutheran Church
416 Park Ave
Norfolk, NE 68701

June 3, 2022

11:30 AM
Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery
North 13th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701

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