Thaddeus “Tadd” Gilson, 28, of Aurora passed away on Sunday February 15, 2015. Visitation will be from 3-7 PM on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday February 19, 2015 at the funeral home as well. Interment will be in Fontana Cemetery at Hazleton.
Tadd was born in Waterloo on March 14, 1986 to parents John Gilson and Sandi (Ott) Yoder. He graduated from Oelwein High School in 2004. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminology from Hawkeye Community College. He currently was a truck driver with Travis Michels Trucking of Hazleton.
Tadd lived and worked for awhile in Hawaii, which he enjoyed very much. He was an animal lover, and enjoyed motorcycling and 4-wheeling. He was an avid computer gamer as well. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Left to celebrate Tadd’s life are his parents: John Gilson of Hazleton and Sandi (Joe) Yoder of Aurora; his brother Brett (Kelly) Cummings of Fairbank; his step-sisters: Jenny Yoder and Crystal Yoder of Independence; his maternal grandmother Margaret Cook of Winthrop; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Tadd was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Bill Ott and paternal grandparents Don and