Gilson, Brian

Written by David Green.

Brian Gilson, 35, of Morenci, Mich., died unexpectedly Saturday, July 24, 2010.

He was born Dec. 6, 1974, in Morenci to Bob and Vickie (Huff) Gilson. On Oct. 24, 1995, in Wauseon, Ohio, he married Kristin Crawford and she survives.

Brian was a life-long resident of Morenci.  He was a graduate of the Morenci Area High School class of 1993.  He was employed as a maintenance man at TRW in Fayette, Ohio, for 16 years.  He had a passion for the outdoors, especially when it came to hunting.  He lived for deer hunting and also loved snowmobiling.

Besides his wife, Kristin, Brian is survived by two daughters, Breanna and Kalee; a son, Austin; his mother, Vickie (Dugan) Maginn of Fayette; his father, Bob Gilson of Morenci; two sisters, Brandie White and Bridget (and Jeremiah) Jones; a grandfather, Bob Huff; and several nieces and nephews.

Brian was preceded in death by a brother, Todd; an aunt, Teresa Pontious; and his grandparents.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Pastor Larry Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of donor’s choice.

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