THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Vickie J. Gilligan
Issue Date: March 27, 2013
Friends called at Bethany United Methodist Church, Ashwaubenon from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 22, for Vickie J. Gilligan, 60, of Green Bay.
Rev. Randall Richter and Rev. Cheryl Weaver officiated and burial was in Volk Cemetery, Oconto Falls. Blaney Funeral Home, Green Bay assisted the family. She died of heart failure on Wednesday, March 20 at her home.
Born Nov. 29, 1952 in Oconto Falls, she graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1971. On June 10, 1972 she married Michael Gilligan at Oconto Falls United Methodist Church, where she was a member for more than 27 years.
Her family was most important to her and she adored her grandchildren. She enjoyed summers at the cabin, celebrating birthday parties with her nieces, nephews and family. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and the many pranks she pulled on her family.
Her husband, Michael survives, along with two children, April (Michael) Martin of Hobart and Mike Gilligan of Green Bay; twin grandsons; her siblings, Ronald (Sandra) Knaus, Russell Knaus, Bill (Becky) Knaus and Don Knaus, all of Green Bay, Richard (Sharon) Knaus of Colorado, Linda Gallas of Menasha, Jan Knaus of Coleman and Roger (Mary) Knaus of Oconto Falls; aunts and an uncle, Versa Hebert and Nancy and Gerry Wendt, all of De Pere and many nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, Robert Knaus and several aunts and uncles.