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James B. "Diz" Gillespie – Obituary

Name: James B. "Diz" Gillespie

Age: 71

Born: 06-02-1946

Died: 11-01-2017

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Cloud

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud for James B. “Diz” Gillespie, age 71, of St. Cloud who passed away peacefully at his home, with family by his side, on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Private interment will take place at Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

James was born June 2, 1946 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Bernard and Helen (Dahlstrom) Gillespie. He was a graduate of St. Thomas University, where he was a proud member of the football team. James married Lori Gadbois on March 15, 1991 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. James owned and operated the Press Bar & Parlor in St. Cloud for over 40 years.

James’ greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his loving daughters; Caitlin Jean of New York, New York, Marissa Cecilia (Aaron) Haakonson of Sauk Rapids; sisters and brothers, Margaret “Meg” Gillespie, CSJ, of Bloomington, Patricia (Gordon) Kirk, Dallas, Texas, John (Linda) Gillespie, Flower Mound, Texas, Michael (Marvin Taylor) Gillespie, South Orange, New Jersey.

James was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lori in 2005; and brother, Vincent Gillespie.

Guestbook for James B. "Diz" Gillespie

Brian DuChene
, friend
November 8, 2017, 11:24 am
Always enjoyed seeing Diz,he was a passionate person.
Tamie Becker
, Former employee
November 7, 2017, 5:47 pm
So sorry to hear about the passing of Jiim (Diz) just found out , he was a wonderful wonderful man and just a great Boss they don't make them any kinder than him , I will truly miss him
steven siegmund, Siggy
, Friend
November 5, 2017, 4:02 am
My deepest sympathy to the family of a one great man.
John Langer
, Friend/Did business together
November 4, 2017, 6:32 pm
So sorry for your loss. He was such a kind and generous man. God bless and many thoughts and prayers to all family members.
November 4, 2017, 9:49 am
Please accept my deepest sympathy at this difficult time. The Bible provides comfort with the promise of a resurrection of the dead. Isaiah 26:19 Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully, You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning, And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life. He wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4 My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.
Kathy Taylor
, Friend
November 3, 2017, 7:34 pm
So very sorry for your loss, love & prayers.
Kathy Taylor
, Friend
November 3, 2017, 7:33 pm
So very sorry for your loss, love & prayers.
Kathy Taylor
, Friend
November 3, 2017, 6:57 pm
So very sorry for your loss, love & prayers.
Jamie Norell
, Former employee
November 3, 2017, 5:06 pm
I'm so sorry for your loss. Diz was an amazing person and gone too soon. I have so many wonderful memories and he will forever be missed. Sending all my love.
Izzy Presley
, Former Employee
November 3, 2017, 11:22 am
Diz was the best. May you rest in peace while reunited with Lori, Norm, and Dirty Dick.
Brian DuChene
, Friend
November 3, 2017, 10:19 am
So sorry for your loss .Diz was a kind man !!

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