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Tadd Gilson
March 14, 1986 - February 15, 2015

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
Erma Gilson.  


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Twyla Scherbring on February 18, 2015 at 7:29 AM said:

Dear Family,
I can't imagine your grief in losing Tadd. It is so difficult to lose a loved one , especially one so young. I think of your pain and prayer it eases with time.
Best Wishes,
Wesley Sellers on February 17, 2015 at 10:42 AM said:

"Never misuse the one who likes you. Never say busy to the one who needs you. Never cheat the one who really trusts you. Never forget the one who always remember you." -Unknown
I'm very saddened that I wasn't fortunate enough to have known Tadd for very long. However, I knew him long enough to know that he lived by those words in the above poem. Tadd never was one to misuse anyone, and never too busy to stop and take time to help anyone in need. Tadd was honest and trustworthy, and just an all around kind-hearted nice guy everyone loved to be around. I will never forget the first time I met Tadd at his mothers house. I was still new to the family and still very quiet and reserved. Even having just met me Tadd instantly made me feel welcomed and comfortable and treated me like an old friend. He invited me to play horseshoes with him and his brother Brett, and wouldn't take no for an answer. I'll never forget that, and how included and happy that made me feel. Thats the type of person Tadd was he could light up a room and make everyone feel included and happy. Tadd never forgot anyone, and truly no one will ever forget Tadd, or the positive impact he had on their lives no matter how small.

"God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." -Revelation 21:4

Rest in peace my friend.
Gateway Gardens on February 17, 2015 at 8:56 AM said:

Prayers to Tadd's family and friends. He lived at Gateway Gardens on 2 different occasions and was always stopping by the office to chat He was truly genuine and a friendly soul, may he rest in peace.
Tanya Vacek - Agri Trading Corp. on February 17, 2015 at 6:20 AM said:

I only worked with Tadd for a little while, but he was a good driver and hard worker for us. I enjoyed the phone conversations we had and he always did what was asked of him. Our sincere sympathies go out to his family and friends at this time. He was surely loved and will be missed my many.
Jodi Russell on February 17, 2015 at 5:12 AM said:

i used to babysit Tadd when he was young,, he was the sweetest young boy. My sweet Justin went home to be the Lord. On December 8th. Justin and Tadd are in the loving arms of Jesus. Love you Tadd! Till we meet again.
Tiny Brayton on February 17, 2015 at 3:37 AM said:

Iam so sorry to hear about your loss My prayers are with you John and your family He was a great guy .
Roxanne on February 17, 2015 at 3:16 AM said:

RIP Tadd and to his family I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Casey H. on February 16, 2015 at 5:54 PM said:

Only God shall know why He chose to take you so young. Loved and cared for by so many you shall be so dearly missed. Bless your kindred soul and may you rest in peace.

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