Paul Edwin Gillen, March 9, 1937-October 15, 2021, 84, of LaPorte, Indiana, passed away Friday October 15, 2021 at The Villages Regional Hospital in Florida.
He was born March 9, 1937 in Laporte, Indiana, the son of Ralph and Bessie (Cannon) Gillen.
Paul lived most of his life in the La Porte, IN, area, moving part-time to Florida in 2000, then full time to The Villages in 2006. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired after 28 years with Nipsco utilities in La Porte. On November 23, 1957, in La Porte, IN. Paul married the love of his life, Rejean Przybylski. Together they attended St. Peters Catholic Church in La Porte and St. Timothys in The Villages. Paul was also a member of the Michigan City Moose Club, American Legion Post 347 in The Villages and a lifetime member of the VFW in La Porte. He loved playing cards, golfing, walking and being on the water.
Paul is survived by his wife, Rejean; daughter, Paula (Gary) Raybould of Bloomington, IN; Son, Randall (Cindy) Gillen of LaPorte, IN; 3 grandchildren, Jeffrey (Brooke) Raybould of Bloomington, Travis Gillen of La Porte and Matthew (Rachal) Gillen of South Bend; 3 great-grandchildren Summer, Huxley and Marc.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Richard Gillen and two sisters, Helen Stephens and Judy Winters.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will receive friends on Monday, October 25, 2021 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. A Catholic service will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with Father Nate Edquist, Holy Family of Catholic Churches, officiating. Interment will follow at the Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte.
Memorial contributions may be made in Paul's honor to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607 or American Legion Post 347, 699 W Lady Lake Blvd., Lady Lake, FL 32159.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.