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Joshua Michael Gillen

Visitation Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  Life 21 Church, Northfield, Minnesota
Services Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
  Life 21 Church, Northfield, Minnesota

Joshua M. Gillen, age 36 of Apple Valley, died on Sunday, September 11, 2011 due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in South Dakota.

Funeral services will be held at Life 21 Church, 2100 Jefferson Road, Northfield, on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Lew Anderson officiating.

Visitation will be held at the church from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. prior to the service on Thursday.

Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.

Joshua Michael Gillen was born on December 16, 1974 in Faribault. He was employed by Diversified Machine Works of Lakeville. He married Deborah Kaisto-Bunnell on May 28, 2011 in Prior Lake.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah; three sons, Devan Wilcox of Northwood, IA, Cody Bunnell of Apple Valley and his expected son due in October 2011; mother, Michelle Gillen of Northfield; step father, David Pivec of Annandale; mother in law, Barbara Kaisto of Eagan; extended family, Darrel and Linda Schultz of Montgomery, Julie (and Jason) Tlusty of Dodge Center, Jolene (and Matt) Schultz of Kasson, Karin (and Josh) Schultz of New Prague and Gerrod (and Teia) Schultz of Burnsville; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.


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Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name: sharon Maresch
Email: sharon_maresch@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday September 24, 2011

Memories

I am so sorry Michelle. You had a wonderful kid and I see he was very happy with his new life. I been thinking of you a lot!

Name: Anna Frechette
Email: annamay@gmail.com
Date: Friday September 16, 2011

Memories

Michelle, We are so sorry for your loss, we just found out earlier this evening. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for you and the family, we know all to well the pain of losing a son, mourning is the hardest job we have ever had to do, I wish I had the words to comfort you and ease the pain, but at times like this there are no words to take on such a job. During this time, please take care of yourself...surround yourself with the company of friends & family. Spend time with people who can nurture and comfort you during these difficult times. Hugs to you; and in time, May the pain in your heart be replaced with peace.

Name: David & Anne Elliott
Email: adelliott803@gmail.com
Date: Thursday September 15, 2011

Memories

To Josh's Family, Our deepest sympathies to you all... May God's Blessings and strength help you through this difficult time... Cherish your memories and hold them them close to your heart. Love and Prayers, David & Anne Elliott

Name: Julie Weitzel
Email: weitzeljul@msn.com
Date: Thursday September 15, 2011

Memories

Michelle, there are not words to express my sorrow for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers will be with you and the family. Love Julie

Name: Jennifer Johnson RN with HEFP
Email: mommaj621@gmail.com
Date: Wednesday September 14, 2011

Memories

Deb, I am so sorry for your loss!! You have been so heavily on all our minds and many many prayers are being lifted up for you and all your family. I live in Rosemount and if I can help you in any way in the upcoming months I would be honored and more than happy to help you!!! Please know I am praying for you to feel God's grace when this is so hard to understand. All the nurses at St.Joes are thinking and praying for you.

Name: Kelly Purdom
Email: kjpurdom@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday September 14, 2011

Memories

Dear Michelle, My heart breaks to hear of the loss of Josh. I giggled when I saw Josh's picture on this site. He seemed to have grown up with the same happy smile I remember when we were toddling around together.

Name: Sue, Jose', Aaron, and Alan Pagan
Email:
Date: Wednesday September 14, 2011

Memories

God must have needed a strong, energetic, enthusiastic, happy, caring, loving person to take Joshua from all of us at this time. This sad event reinforces the saying that "He only takes the best". We will miss and love Joshua forever.

Name: Betty Strommer
Email:
Date: Wednesday September 14, 2011

Memories

Michelle ~ my heart breaks for your loss. It is so hard to understand such tragedy but with God's loving care may you find comfort in His presence. I will keep you in my prayers

Name: Louise Welch
Email:
Date: Wednesday September 14, 2011

Memories

Dear Michelle - There are no words to say at this time of such heart-breaking loss; you are held in God's arms and I pray that you feel the support of all of us here from family and friends. God bless you all.

Name: Theresa Eberhardy
Email: theresa.e@comcast.net
Date: Wednesday September 14, 2011

Memories

Labor day weekend at the lake was a wonderful celebration of family and friends. It was great to have Josh, Deb, Devin, and Cody there to share in the fun. Playing volleyball, visiting (talking foolish), watching fireworks, listening to the music, sharing fantastic food furnished by everyone, sitting around the campfire....life doesn't get any better! Josh went to heaven happy with his life. It's incredibly sad that he is gone from our lives, but we know he is watching over us with Mom and Dad in heaven.

Name: Patty Dube Bullert
Email:
Date: Wednesday September 14, 2011

Memories

My heart is so sadden and my eyes are rushing with tears. I will pray that God will hold you all in the palm of His hand now and forever. Amen

Name: Bruce & Yvonne Zimmerman
Email: zimmerby@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday September 13, 2011

Memories

Deb, Devon, Cody & baby, we want to let you know that we are here for you if you need us. We will miss the crazy bowling fanatic that Josh was & cherish the memories at the bowling league with him on our team. We'll never forget how excited he was in planning to propose that night during leagues & how everone cheered & you cried! We are blessed to have been able to know him & happy to have had the experience of being at the wedding & being your friends. We will never forget him. We are so glad to know we will all reunite in heaven someday & who knows what his average will be by then!!! God Bless you & the boys, lots of heart felt love to you.

Name: Sue and Nick Hiller
Email: Hiller1sue@aol.com
Date: Tuesday September 13, 2011

Memories

Deb, Nick and I were so blessed to be be able to meet Josh at your wedding and we are so shocked and saddened by his death. Stay strong, but cry when you need to. We love you back here in Chicago. Your cousin Sue & son

Name: Jon and Erin Monson
Email: Erin.Monson@allina.com
Date: Tuesday September 13, 2011

Memories

Michelle, Deb, and boys- Words can not describe the pain that you are all going through. We are all here for anything that you may need. Josh changed his life around for the better, found the greatest gift God! He is with the Savior! We will all be together someday, just others had to go before there time was up. We hope and pray that you can find the strength to make it through this very difficult time. We will never forget you, Josh! Love Jon, Erin, Seth, and Ava Monson

Name: Jon and Erin Monson
Email: Erin.Monson@allina.com
Date: Tuesday September 13, 2011

Memories

Michelle, Deb, and boys- Words can not describe the pain that you are all going through. We are all here for anything that you may need. Josh changed his life around for the better, found the greatest gift God! He is with the Savior! We will all be together someday, just others had to go before there time was up. We hope and pray that you can find the strength to make it through this very difficult time. We will never forget you, Josh! Love Jon, Erin, Seth, and Ava Monson

Name: Sarah Gerrish
Email: gerrishs@rytway.com
Date: Tuesday September 13, 2011

Memories

Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that knowing Josh is in a better place will help you find peace in the days and weeks to come. Sincerely, Sarah

Name: Laura Hansen
Email: lawithmk@frontiernet.net
Date: Tuesday September 13, 2011

Memories

Dear Michelle, I am heartbroken to have heard the news about your beloved son. He was too young too. Please know you are in my prayers and thoughts. Love and arms surrounding you with love Laura

Name: Paul and Patty Spiczka
Email: pspiczka@hotmail.com
Date: Monday September 12, 2011

Memories

WE are so sorry to hear of the loss of Josh. We remember him as a young boy fishing with Sam. This is a hard time for you. We have lost loved ones in the past few years and it is hard but remember the good times. you are in our prayers. paul and patty.