Obituary Record

Gwendolyn Mae “Gwen” (Welk) Fillis
Died on 8/13/2021
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Published in the Pilot-Tribune August 17, 2021


Gwendolyn Mae Fillis, age 90, of Blair, passed away Aug. 13, 2021, with her daughter by her side. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m., at Passageway Church. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Campbell Aman Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m..

Gwen was born on March 19, 1931, the daughter of Edward and Bernice (Evans) Welk. She was raised on a farm in Murray County, Minn., and was a graduate of Chandler, Minn., High School. Later, Gwen moved to Denver, Colo., where she served in the Naval Reserves, worked in the area, and eventually met Bill Fillis. The couple married in 1960 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last year. Gwen worked most of her career as a medical records technician. She enjoyed bowling and Minnesota Twins baseball. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Gwen is survived by her children, Michael (Beth) Fillis, Michelle (Paul) Lindgren, and Mark (Val) Fillis; grandchildren, Ryan and Robert Fillis, Allison (Seth) Lawrence, Evelyn, Isaac and Julia Lindgren, Greg and Derek Fillis; sister, Ardys Dirckx, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Memorials may be directed to the Fenwick Island Baptist Church.

#2 Funeral Leaflet

In Loving Memory of Gwendolyn Mae Fillis

Born March 19, 1931 Edgerton, Minnesota ~ Entered Into Rest August 13, 2021 Blair, Nebraska

Funeral Service 10:00 am Wednesday, August 18, 2021 PassageWay Church, Blair, Nebraska. Pastors Officiating: Pastor Nick Bank. Pianist: Curt Isaacson. Soloist: Susan Linnell. Music Selections: “How Great Thou Art”, “Whispering Hope”, “I’ll Be Seeing You”

Pallbearers: Michael Fillis, Mark Fillis, Allison Lawrence, Evelyn Lindgren, Isaac Lindgren, Julia Lindgren, Annie Palmer

Honorary Pallbearers: Ryan Fillis, Robert Fillis, Greg Fillis, Derek Fillis, Seth Lawrence, Jon Duerschner

Final Resting Place: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska

~~~ Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

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Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 8/17/2021