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Howard Dale Gillman

Howard Dale Gillman

Howard Dale Gillman, 91, of Chisholm, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Heritage Manor in Chisholm. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing. To sign the online guest book or send condolences visit

Howard was born March 9, 1926 in Dassel, MN to Edward and Florence (Edwards) Gillman. He farmed in Nebish. Howard served in the Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946. On April 16, 1950 he was united in marriage to Mavis Kruger. He worked in Wilmar as an automotive mechanic for many years, moving to Bemidji in 1967 before retiring at the age of 63. He loved hunting deer and fishing and was a good father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is survived by his son, Perry (Cindy) Gillman; grandchildren, Laura (C.J.) Swanson, Krista (Tristan) Gayhart and Jason Gillman; great grandchildren, Dalton Gillman, Peyton and Grayson Gayhart, McKenzie and Nikolai Gillman; sister, Viola Mohawk.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mavis; brothers, Del, Kelly and Sonny Gillman.