January 23, 1916 ~ January 15, 2005
Walter J. Gilles passed away l-15-05 at Hermitage Nursing & Rehab. Center. He was 88 years of age and his parents were the late Andrew and Josephine Strehl Gilles. He was retired from Green River Steel after 27 years as a press operator and was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving in WW II. He was born in Daviess County, KY in 1916. He was a charter member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and a Kentucky Colonel and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Ouida E. Ellis, married 64 years. He is also survived by a son, John Gilles and his wife Susie, Lakeland Fla. and a grandson, Joshua Gilles, St. Petersburg and a granddaughter, Jaime Ann Gilles of Tallahassee. Two brothers, Charles Gilles of Owensboro, Ernest Gilles, Evansville. Two sisters, Pauline Fark, Evansville and Barbara Whalen, Evansville.
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