Claude E “Gump” Pillars, age 85, passed away on February 1, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Mary Jo Pillars; parents George and Lulu Pillars; four sisters and one brother. He will be remembered by his children Rodney (Lori) Pillars, Roxanne Pillars; grandsons Austin and Blake; sisters Virginia and Mildred and extended family and friends.
Claude was a lifetime dairy farmer, who enjoyed spending his days outside on his farm and visiting with friends. He also proudly served his country in the United States Army Corp of Engineers.
A time for sharing stories and memories of Claude’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home – Dorr Chapel, 4330 18th St. Dorr, MI 49323 with visitation one-hour prior. Claude will be laid to rest at East Martin Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Claude and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Faith Hospice or Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcook.com
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