Thomas D. “Tom” Gille, age 56 of Darlington, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. He was born Jan. 12, 1962 in Darlington, the son of LaVerne “Pug” and Jean (McDermott) Gille. Tom graduated from Darlington High School in 1980. He lived in the Darlington area his entire life. He worked for G.D.C., his family’s wholesale Dairy Company for 35 years.
Tom is survived by his mother Jean Gille of Darlington; one brother: Michael (Kim) Gille of Darlington; one sister: Patricia Gille of Darlington; four nieces and nephews: Ryan (Heidi) Gille, Ashley Gille, Cole Gille, Kyle Gille; and a great-niece and nephew: Taggart and Mila Gille. He was preceded in death by his father: LaVerne “Pug” Gille and one sister: Nancy Gille.
Tom was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Darlington. He was an accomplished pool player and played competitively in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. Tom was also a muscle car enthusiast. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church a branch of Our Lady of Fatima Parish (104 E. Harriet St., Darlington) with Rev. Joji Reddy officiating. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. The Erickson Funeral Home in Darlington is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.
For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Tom’s name.