Rolyn ‘Lee’ Gilligan

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Rolyn “Lee” Gilligan, 85, of Suring, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Lee was born on July 6, 1933, to the late Bernard “Bun” and Lois (Wood) Gilligan. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from 1952 to 1954. Lee received his GED in the Army and went on to graduate from NWTC as a journeyman machinist. On July 7, 1962, Lee married Audrey Deisinger at St. Michael Catholic Church in Suring. Lee worked at Machine Service Company in Green Bay for over 30 years. Upon retirement, Lee and Audrey moved to Hickory Corners from Green Bay. After retiring, Lee began doing carpentry work for the area. He would make furniture for family and friends and help fix houses. Lee greatly enjoyed woodworking, metalworking, hunting, fishing, camping, traveling the world with Audrey, and spending time with his family.

Lee is survived by his wife of 56 years, Audrey; four children, Kevin (Lisa) Gilligan, Connie (Mike) Streckenbach, Karen (Joe) Gilligan and Terry Gilligan; nine grandchildren, Sean (Marissa) Gilligan, Erin (Evan) Gilligan, Andrew (Jenna) St. Louis, Holly (Scott) Miller, Jessica (R.J.) Liegeois, Cody (Ashley) Gilligan, Nathan Gilligan, Lynelle (Scott) Gilligan and Megan Gilligan; six great-grandchildren, Jessalin, Morgan, Madison, Connor, Colton and Collin; three siblings, Judy Blazek, Dennis Gilligan and Rosanne Ostrenga. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three siblings, Lyle Gilligan, Joan Conrad and Jack Gilligan; granddaughter, Ami Gilligan; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home, 116 S. Krueger St., Suring from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until the procession to St. Michael Catholic Church at 10:45 a.m. The Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Ni Ni officiating. Lee will be interred in Hickory Cemetery with military honors. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.