Wayde P. Gillen
June 5, 1959 - July 1, 2009
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Appleton, WI 54911
Tuesday 7/7, 11:00 am

Wayde P. Gillen, age 50, passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 5, 1959 in Neenah; son of Victor and Patricia (Juliot) Gillen. On February 14, 1986, he married Bonnie Sue Braaten. Wayde started playing guitar when he was…

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Pete Skeris left a message on January 18, 2017:
Wayde was a great bandmate and good friend. I just now found he passed away. He's joining another bandmate to make more music in the hereafter.
bob kohli left a message on July 7, 2009:
my dear friend, you are in our prayers and thoughts.know that wade is with you everyday,by the sunrise/sunset the stars the rain the breeze the clouds he is every where.he is now your guardian angel and playing music for jesus and all who are in heaven.god be with you godbless you and your family sue.bob kohli and family
Betty Gilson left a message on July 6, 2009:
Our Sympathies go out to the families. We appreciated all of Wayde's "prompt" delivery of our newspaper. May you all take consolation knowing he is at peace and watching over you all from above. Ansel & Betty Gilson
Keith Lennop & Megan Kerrigan left a message on July 6, 2009:
The Wayde Gillen Family May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Peggy Reschke left a message on July 6, 2009:
When I got my first job after college, for some unknown reason I gave Wayde one of my business cards. I forgot about it and years later when I ran into him at the Gillen garage he pulled it out of his wallet. I always found that humorous and wouldn't be surprised if it was still in there. I am sorry for your loss and pray God will get you thru this difficult time. My sincere sympathy to the entire Gillen family.
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Brenda Fortier left a message on July 6, 2009:
Dear Bonnie, Sorry to hear that Wade passed away so unexpectedly. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your days ahead, and I am hoping that good times are cherished. Love Brenda and family
Mark Wynn left a message on July 6, 2009:
Sweet Sue, I'm terribly sorry to hear about the passing of Wayde. It seems like just yesterday we were all eating hamburgers at Johny Rockets and Wayde was ordering another. Wayde will be missed not only by his family and close friends, but also by the many acquaintances that he touched and heard his music along the way. Music is the one thing that you cannot volunetarily stop from entering your body and soul. Whether its your cup of tea or not, it's inside you and it will effect you for the rest of your life... just like Wayde. I pray that God will make the next several weeks gentle on you and that your family will fill your time and nourish your soul with great memories of the past and great hope for the future. Love, Mark Wynn
Lynn and Margie Bestul left a message on July 5, 2009:
Sue, Lynn and I are so very sorry for your loss. We hope you will surround yourself with happy memories in the days to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Lynn and Margie
Jim Gillen left a message on July 5, 2009:
Pat, We were so sorry to hear about your loss. It seems like only yesterday Wayde was the ring bearer in our wedding and playing with his band at some of our parties. We are sure that he is now playing for the Angels. Jim and Sharon Gillen
Keith/BonnieKrueger left a message on July 4, 2009:
The Wayde Gillen Family, We are sorry to hear of the loss of Wayde. You have our deepest sympathy. Keith and Bonnie Krueger
Tom & Sue Green left a message on July 4, 2009:
Sue, very sorry for your loss. Our sympathy, prayers and thoughts are with you in these trying times. Your down the street neighbors; Sue & Greeny
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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