USA: Minnesota Deaths


Alice Gillespie, death Feb 24, 1998. Of Elgin, Minnesota.

Alice Gillespie birth June 26, 1889 death Dec 16, 1960 St Patrick Cemetery (Shieldsville)  Parents John & Bridget Cahill Byrne. SP Peter. Minnesota

Anthony Gillespie birth Jan 1834 . Death 1908. St Patrick Cemetery, SP Catherine Rutledge, Minnesota

Austin M  Gillespie birth 1869. Death 1947. St Agatha’s Cem, Minnesota. SP Ellen F.  With Austin & Mary.


Byron Gillespie birth Jan 2, 1902. SP d April 24, 1934 Faribo Regional Centre Cemetery, Minnesota


Catherine Gillespie birth Jan 1834. Death 1912. St Patrick, Shieldsville, Minnesota.  SP Anthony.

Catherine Gillespie birth June 13, 1877. Death Oct 6, 1950 St Patrick’s Cemetery, Shieldsville, Minnesota

Christine Maura Gillespie age 71, of Eagan, MN Passed away on December 13, 2022 Preceded in death by parents, James & Beverly; brother, James. Survived by sons, Jason (Paulette) & Scott (Melissa); sister, Kathy (Tom) Brooks & many family & friends. Gathering of family and friends 11AM-3PM, Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Klecatsky and Sons Eagan Chapel, 1580 Century Pt. Light refreshments will be provided.

Clarence Gillespie obituary Oct 8, 1901 Scott Co, Minnesota


Donald Gillespie, Minnesota
Donald Gillespie, Minnesota

Donald P Gillespie Age 68, of Fridley passed away peacefully on June 10, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Winfred and Janet Gillespie & brother, David. Survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Peggy; daughters, Lisa (Brian) Getty and Nicole (Jeremy) Stevenson; grandchildren, Knox, Macoy, Quinn and Daisy; siblings, Richard, Roger, Billy (Patti), Laura (Roy) Flohaug; and sister-in-law, Fran. Donald was a graduate of Columbia Heights High School. A special thanks goes out to the caring staff at Mercy Hospital. Memorial service Monday, 6/17 11AM at Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel Visitation 1 hour prior.  preferred. Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Ave. N.E., Mpls.

Donna Gillespie birth 1929. Death not given. Lakeville Grove – LGE. SP Ivester Gillespie Jr.


Edward Gillespie (Mrs) death Feb 23, 1976. unknown burial. Age 59      ?Resurrection Cem, St Paul, MN .

Ellen F Gillespie birth 1880. Death 1919. St Agatha’s Cem. Spouse Austin M.  Minnesota.

Esther E Gillespie birth April 2, 1899. Death April 1, 1994 Bohmeian National Cem, Minnesota. SP Patrick Herron. Parents Joseph & Mary Dieble Wanous


Frances Gillespie birth 1907. Death 1918. St Agathas. With Austin & Ellen F. Minnesota

Frances M Gillespie birth Jan 16, 1904. Death March 3, 1965. Burial St Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery,  City of Osseo, Hennepin Co, Minnesota

Francis Gillespie, Minnesota
Francis Gillespie, Minnesota

Francis “Frank” E Gillespie, September 24, 1945 — May 20, 2023, Detroit Lakes. Francis “Frank” Eugene Gillespie was born on September 24, 1945, in Graceville, Minnesota the son of Dale and Joyce (Anderson) Gillespie.  He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Chokio and in 1964 graduated from Chokio High School.  After graduation Frank served his country in the United States Army.

After being Honorably Discharged he returned to Minnesota where ran his parent’s bar “Dutch and Joyce’s Bar” in Garfield from 1967 – 1976.  He then moved to Elbow Lake where he did a variety of jobs before moving to Detroit Lakes where he worked for UBC Lumberyard from 1985-1987.  In 1987, he started working for Swifts Turkey Plant till 1992 and then Wausau Building Supplies until his retirement in 2000.

Frank enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and spending time with his dog, Molly.  He will be remembered as honest, generous man who loved kids.

Frank died on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Veteran’s Hospital in Fargo at the age of 77.  He is survived by his significant other, Sheila; children: Patricia (Jeff) Ross of Pelican Rapids, Ronald Overson of Detroit Lakes, Michael (Chessica) Overson of Glyndon; eight grandchildren; brothers: Delbert Gillespie of Palmhurst, TX, Verl (Starr) Gillespie of Palmhurst, TX, Darrell (Gwen) Gillespie of Ashby; sisters: Glenda Stokes of Alexandria, and Linda Fahlin of Garfield; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Joyce; and nephews: Trevor Gillespie & Tanner Stokes.

A Funeral Service was held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 26, 2023, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria, MN” .  Visitation held for one hour prior to the service


Hazel Gillespie (Alger) death May 22, 1994 age 94, Evergreen Cemetery, Minnesota

Hazel B Gillespie death 1986 Hubbard Co, Minnesota


Isabelle Gillespie death Dec 12, 1929 Carver Co, Minnesota

Ivester Gillespie Jr birth 1932. Death 1980. Lakeville Grove -LGE. SP Donna.


James Gillespie death April 30, 1913, age 57, Evergreen Cemetery, Minnesota

James Gillespie birth Sept 27, 1878. Death Nov 23, 1960 Burial St Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery, City of Osseo, Hennepin Co, Minnesota

John Gillespie death Nov 22, 1921 age 59, Evergreen Cemetery, Minnesota

Joseph A Gillespie birth 1917. Death 1937. St Agathas Cem, Minnesota. With Austin N & Ellen F

Joseph E Gillespie birth 1905. Death 1969. St Agatha’s Cem. Minnesota. Uncle with William R & Mary B Wilson.


Leonard Thomas Gillespie birth 1921. Death March 3, 1960 St Patricks, Shieldsville, Minnesota. PAR Patrick & Catherine Haney Gillespie. Died Cambridge, MN.

Lionel Gillespie birth May 16, 1929. Death March 28, 1988 St Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery, Osseo, Hennepin Co, Minnesota

Lloyd L Gillespie obituary July 12, 2001 Scott Co, Minnesota


Malcolm Esmay Gillespie, Dr, death Aug 7, 1997, age 70, Evergreen Cemetery, Minnesota

Malcolm G Gillespie, Dr death July 23, 1984 age 89 years, Evergreen Cemetery, Minnesota

Mary Gillespie birth 1836. Death 1911. St Agathas Cem, Minnesota.  SP Austi n. Born Co Sligo,  IRELAND.

Mary Gillespie birth Oct 24, 1882. Death Nov 7, 1942. Calvary Cem, Faribault, Minnesota. SP Thomas. Parents John & Mary Ann Haley Haggerty

Mary Gillespie (Miss) death Oct 2, 1951 Fort Snelling Cemetery, Minnesota. World War II Nurse

Mary Ann Gillespie birth 1858. Death Aug 1, 1943. St Patrick Cem. Shieldsville, Minnesota. Age 86. Wife of Hagerty. Died Farerbault, MN

Melvin Jack Gillespie death Dec 13, 1969 Hubbard Co, Minnesota

Michael A Gillespie death July 27, 1961 age 78. Possible burial Resurrection Cem, St Paul, MN.

Michael Shaun Gillespie birth April 7, 1964. Death April 8, 1964. Owatonna  Memorial. PAR: Marilyn Barker Gillespie


Patrick J Gillespie birth March 17, 1871. Death Nov 25, 1936 St Patrick, Shieldsville, Minnesota. SP Catherine Hanley Parents Anthony & Catherine Rutledge Gillespie.

Peter Gillespie birth March 19, 1888, death Aug 27, 1926. St Patrick Cem, Shieldsville, Minnesota. SP Alice Byrne. Parents Peter & Mary Gavin Gillespie

Priscilla Mae Gillespie Aitkin, Minnesota ObituaryPriscilla Mae (Grant) Gillespie, Aiken, Minnesota. July 20, 1926 – December 23, 2022. 96, formerly of Staples passed away at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin.  She was born in Staples to Elmer and Selma (Swanson) Grant.  She graduated 5th in her class from Staples High School in 1944.  Priscilla was united in marriage to Charles William Gillespie (son of Edward and Laura (Jones) Gillespie) on August 25, 1946.  She was employed for a short time as Staples City Clerk and served as Treasurer of the Staples Congregational Church and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  After two ectopic pregnancies, they adopted their daughter Pamela Kaye, born in 1954 and Charles Grant born in 1958.  Her sister, Betty, married Charles’ brother, Edward Gillespie on August 25, 1951.  The foursome spent many vacations together in Santa Monica, CA. taking the children to all of the amusement parks, movie studios and the beach on the Pacific Ocean.  Priscilla was very skilled in sewing, knitting and was an artist at keeping their home a welcoming place for family and friends to gather for holiday meals or just to lounge at the backyard pool in the summers.  She accomplished knitting a sweater for each of her brothers and sisters, several friends and her immediate family.  Widowed in march of 1993, she kept her house until she and Betty moved to separate apartments but on the same floor at Lakewood Manor Assisted Living in 2012.  Together they enjoyed walking and shopping in town.  In 2017 they both moved to Northern Lakes Senior Living in Baxter until Betty passed away August 8, 2020.  After suffering several strokes over the years she moved to Aitkin Health Services on December 12, 2022 to receive more needed care.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Elmer and Selma Grant, brothers: Robert, Harry and Jerry Grant, sisters Emma Johnson, Dorothy Borle, and Betty Gillespie.  Priscilla is survived by daughter and son-in-law: Pamela (Hugh) Heinecke of Aitkin;  Son and daughter-in-law: Charles (Diane) Gillespie, Jr. of Staples; Grandchildren: Casey Gillespie, Nick Heinecke, Annie Gillespie, and Toni (Heinecke) Huss; Brother: LeRoy Grant (who is 104 years old and lives in Nevada); And many other special relatives and friends who mourn her passing.  Priscilla requested cremation and no services to be held.


Robert James Gillespie death July 23, 2009 Carver Co, Minnesota (Chanhassen Villager)

Ruth M Gillespie birth Dec 22, 1908. Death Nov 27, 1989 Owatonna Memorial, Minnesota. SP Homer. Nee Auker. Mar Aug 10, 1929.


Thomas F Gillespie birth July 6, 1882. Death April 11, 1919. St Patrick Cem, Shieldsville, Minnesota. SP Mary Haggerty. Parent Anthony Gillespie. Died Cannon Falls, MN.


Verna Gillespie (Palmquist) death Sept 25, 2004 age 83 years, Evergreen Cemetery, Minnesota

Vernell Gillespie birth Jan 1, 1929. Death Feb 22, 2016. St Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery, Osseo, Hennepin Co, Minnesota

Vincent Gillespie birth Feb 15, 1906. Death Dec 10, 1958. St Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery,  Osseo, Menneplin Co, Minnesota


William B Gillespie death April 25, 2013 Carver Co, MInnesota

William Leonard Gillespie death April 16, 1911 age 64, Evergreen Cem, Minnesota

Record Count: 49

Sources: Carver Co Historical Society; Evergreen Cemetery Association; St Vincent de Paul Cemetery records. Scott Co History; Dalby Database (with additional notes provided) Tribute Archives; Washington Post, Funeral Home obituaries