James William Gillingham, 72, of Gillingham, Wisconsin, died Sunday, September 8, 2013 at his home with his wife at his side.
He was born September 24, 1940 the son of Sanford and Lucretia (Priest) Gillingham in Gillingham. Jim graduated from Richland Center High School in 1958 and attended DeVry University. On May 1, 1960 Jim married Carol Dombrowski in Chicago. He worked at Zenith Radio and TV. Jim later worked as a communications engineer for Motorola where he installed radio communications systems around the world. He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. Jim and Carol enjoyed vacationing together.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Carol, Sisters, JoAnne (Gillingham) Madden, Cheryl (Gillingham) Sieg, sons James Wayne (Suzanne Havasi) Gillingham, Michael Scott (Brenda Giesen) Gillingham, David Alan Gillingham; nine grandchildren, Shayna, Stephanie, Allie, Jared, Dave, Matt, Nick, Dylan and Asia; three great grandchildren, Evenni, Kailah and Donavan. many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Sanford and Lucretia Gillingham and his sister, Janice Gillingham.
A private family burial at the Fancy Creek Cemetery was held. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service of Richland Center is assisting the family. Online condolences can be made at prattfuneralservice.com.
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