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Minnesota shooter passes

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by whiz-bang, Sep 12, 2012.

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  1. whiz-bang

    whiz-bang Active Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    It is with deep regret that I announce the passing of Sue Gillard of Glenville Minnesota. Sue passed on Tuesday nite at her home in Glenville. Sue just retired as a school teacher and was looking fore ward to her retirement. Sue was a avid Trap shooter and came from a shooting family. Sue competed in many shoots including the Minnesota state shoot as well as Iowa,Missouri and South Dakota as well as many others. I shot with Sue at all these shoots and she will be deeply missed. Condolences to the family.

    Jim Dickman
  2. t-bar

    t-bar Member

    Jul 17, 2006
    So sorry to hear about Sue. She won a trophy at the Heartland Grand, I visited with her awhile when I took her picture for Trap @ Field. Condolences to her family and friends.

  3. Rays

    Rays TS Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    Sorry to hear of Sue's passing.Her smiling face will be missed.My condolences to her family. Ray Steffenson
  4. CalamitySJ

    CalamitySJ Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    I am totally shocked and saddened by this news--I can hardly believe it. Mark and I send our deepest sympathy out to her family. Sue was always so gentle and sweet, you just felt a little better after talking with her.

    Mark & Sally Stevens

    Here is one of my favourite pictures of Sue, taken at our State Shoot:

  5. Ithaca$$$Grade

    Ithaca$$$Grade Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Sue's smile will be missed by so many people that are used to seeing her at different shoots in the MN, IA, area. Gone so suddenly without a chance to say goodbye. May she rest in peace. Condolences to her family and friends.

    Jim W

    Suzette Kay Gillard was born on November 27, 1951 in Albert Lea, the daughter of Charles and Elaine (Lau) Gillard.

    She grew up in Glenville, graduating from Glenville High School. Sue went to College at Southwest State University where she earned a B.A. Degree, Mankato State University, earning a B.S. Degree. She did her graduate work at the University of Minnesota where she received a Master’s Degree.

    Sue was a teacher and a musician. She had recently retired from Glenville Elementary as the Principal.

    She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Glenville where she served as the church organist, the Austin Symphony, the Glenville City Council, and the Amateur Trap Shooting Association. Sue volunteered as the church secretary, and for the Greenwood Cemetery.

    Her hobbies included trap shooting, photography, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family. She had a great love for her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

    Suzie always looked at the positive side in life, and brought out the best in everyone. She spent many countless hours with her mom. She was a taxi driver, health care provider, dinner guest, and best friend.

    She will be greatly missed by all. Blessed be her memory.

    Survivors include her mother Elaine Gillard of Glenville, sisters Pam (Steve) Shirk of Bricelyn, Cindy (Greg) Recknor of Hartland; brother, Tom (Doreen) Gillard of Austin; nieces and nephews Andrea (Justin) Hockert, Alison Shirk, Amy (Adam) Ray, Katie (Nick) Wayne, Jess (Ashley) Recknor, Laura (Jason) Maschka, and Dustin Gillard; great-nieces and great-nephews Jackson Hockert, Reese Hockert, Savannah Ray, Amelia Wayne, and Graham Wayne; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

    Sue was preceded in death by her father Charles Gillard and her grandparents.

    Suzie had a passion for education. She believed every child should have the opportunity for a great education and she made sure that her nieces and nephews always had books to read. She encouraged them to do what made them happy.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Glenville-Emmons Schools.


    04:00 PM to 07:00 PM, Thu Sep 13, 2012
    Location: Bayview Funeral Home


    Funeral Service

    02:00 PM Fri Sep 14, 2012<BR>
    Location: First Luthern Church of Glenville
  6. Pride Engineer

    Pride Engineer Member

    Sep 14, 2008
    I did not know Sue very well but what I remember most about her is captured perfectly in Sally's photo, that wonderful smile. My and my family's sympathy to the family.

    Mark Zauhar
  7. Tripod

    Tripod Banned User Banned

    Jan 29, 1998
    Iowa man!!
    Sorry to hear of it Whiz Bang. We shot with Sue at the Cabela's shoot in June and had quite a visit with her before it was our turn.
  8. guido

    guido Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I am very sorry to hear of Sue's passing. Sally's photo is perfect, that's the Sue we all knew.

  9. bas

    bas Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    So very sorry to hear of Sue's passing! I saw her at the MN State Shoot this year in July. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
  10. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

    Jan 29, 1998
    Rapid City SD
    Big C: Wonderful tribute.

    I've never been to a MN shoot, but have shot with many MN shooters. I never had the pleasure meeting Sue, but I'd bet we'd gotten along fine being a past teacher and administrator myself.

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