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Dannie Lee Gillam

January 12, 1933 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 88)

Obituary

Dannie  Lee  Gillam, age 88, of Elwood, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital following a recent decline in health.   He was born in Elwood on January 12, 1933, to the late Ora and Martha  (McQuitty ) Gillam.

Dannie married Carolyn (VanNess) Gillam on June 26, 1953 and they shared 63 years of marriage together before her passing in 2016.   He was retired from Fisher Body in Marion after many years of service.   Dannie was a long-time faithful member of Life Church (formerly First Pentecostal Church) where he faithfully worshiped the Lord.    He formerly enjoyed working on cars, fishing, and doing woodworking projects.   Dannie was a true handyman and was always making improvements to his home.   More than anything Dannie loved his family and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

Dannie is survived by three children, Debra Korn, Tina (husband Pablo) Silveira, and Douglas (wife Lisa) Gillam; six grandchildren, Becca (husband John) Baldwin, Michelle (husband Andy) Hibst, SanJaun (wife Mona) Ramirez Jr., Curtis (wife Mariah) Reck, Brent Gillam, and Connor Gillam; five great-grandchildren, Hannah, Zac, Naseem, Mya, and Kylar; and several nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ora and Martha Gillam; wife, Carolyn Gillam; infant son, Ronald Gillam; grandson, Greg Gillam; and four brothers, John, Ralph, Dale, and Don Gillam.   

Visitation will be held from 11 am to 2 pm on Friday, October 22, 2021, at Dunnichay Funeral Home 1113 South Anderson Street Elwood, IN 46036.  A funeral service to honor Dannie's life will be held at 2 pm on Friday at the funeral home.   Entombment will follow in the Elwood Cemetery Mausoleum. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Life Church.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 22, 2021

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dunnichay Funeral Home
1113 S. Anderson St.
Elwood, Indiana 46036

Funeral Service
Friday
October 22, 2021

2:00 PM
Dunnichay Funeral Home
1113 S. Anderson St.
Elwood, Indiana 46036

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