H. Elaine Gillard, 1928-2019
Published 1:00 am Thursday, March 28, 2019
Funeral services for H. Elaine Gillard, 90, of Glenville will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. Vicar Josh Blair and the Rev. Grant F.C. Gillard will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Elaine died Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Lake Mills Care Center.
H. Elaine Gillard was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Northwood, the daughter of Harvey and Cora (Westrum) Lau. She graduated from Austin High School. On May 21, 1950, Elaine was united in marriage to Charles Gillard. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Glenville, where she was active in the church circle and ladies aid.
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She was also a member of the Legion auxiliary and the Greenwood Club and was a 4-H leader for many years. Elaine enjoyed sewing, church quilting and baking for the county fair. She also liked gardening and hanging Christmas lights. She loved being with family — especially attending her grandchildren’s many special events.
Elaine is survived by her daughters Pam (Steve) Shirk of Bricelyn and Cindy (Greg) Recknor of Hartland; son, Tom (Doreen) Gillard of Austin; grandchildren Andrea (Justin) Hockert, Alison Shirk, Amy (Adam) Ray, Katie (Nick) Wayne, Jess (Ashley) Recknor, Laura (Jason) Maschka and Dustin (Anita Joseph) Gillard; great-grandchildren Jackson Hockert, Reese Hockert, Savannah Ray, Cameron Ray, Amelia Wayne, Graham Wayne, Lincoln Wayne and Rylan Recknor; sisters Arcley Wahlers and Esther (Luverne) Walheim; brothers Arvid “Bud” Lau and Robert (Mary) Lau; and sister-in-law, Marina Gillard.
Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gillard; daughter, Sue Gillard; parents Harvey and Cora Lau; sister, Sharon Berg; sisters-in-law Marge Lau, Barbara Gillard and Calla Jean Bernloehr; and brothers-in-law Wayne Wahlers and Jack Gillard.