James J. Gilland, Sr., age 84, was born on June 4, 1935. Our loving, unique, caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather went to sleep in death on Oct. 1, 2019. Preceded in death by parents George and Delores and sons Keith and Tony. Survived by loving wife Peggy; sons Bill (Linda), James Jr. (Barb) and Jason (Leah); sister Marlys; daughters Francine (Marcus), Faith (Jeff) and Tamara (Corey); many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jim graduated from Humboldt High School in 1954. He was a drummer in the high school marching band. He had a barber shop in Buffalo, coached kid’s hockey, worked for Wright County Ambulance and retired from Northwest Airlines in 2000. As he said “because my stories can go on forever” we eagerly look forward to being with him again in paradise here on earth (Revelation 21:4). Donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation in lieu of flowers preferred. Memorial services will be held on October 26th at Little Mountain Elementary School, 9350 Fallon Ave. NE, Monticello, MN at 2 p.m.