Mr. Gilmer retired as an operating engineer with Local 520, Granite City, IL. He was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Parish, Belleville, IL, and Belleville-Swansea Moose Lodge 1221.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Louise, nee Brien, Gilmer.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Frances C., nee Eversgerd, Gilmer, whom he married on December 2, 1961;
three daughters and two sons, Patricia (Frank) Cange,
and Phil Gilmer, all of Belleville, IL,
Susan (Jeff) Casson of Swansea, IL,
and Mary (Jeff) Morris of St. Louis, MO;
and five grandchildren, Jennifer, Jacob, and Emily Cange,
Olivia Casson, and soon-to-be Baby Morris.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8. 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee and Msgr. John Myler concelebrating. Cremation will follow the services. Burial of cremains will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL, at a later date.
Condolences Left For Joseph Thomas Gilmer
Frances,Phil & Cliff and the entire Gilmer Family. Tommy was a real treat to be around and someone I will never forget. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He truly will be missed!!
Tim Meehan , Waterloo , IL, 62298
Frances, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve the loss of Tom.
Stan Huegen, Albers, Illinois, 62215
Frances, Phil and Cliff…Sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. I always thought he was a really good person and always super nice. I’m sure he will be missed by a lot of people and especially his family. Safety and I send our condolences.
Linda Nadler (Horn), New Athens, Il., 62264