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Thomas E. “Tom” Gill, age 61, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020, with his family by his side.

 

He was born on December 2, 1958, in Monroe, to William & Virginia (Lawson) Gill.

 

Tom married Christine Moseler on July 18, 1981, in Elberta.

 

He worked for Steelcase, owned and operated Curves for Women and recently Grip On Tools.

 

Tom enjoyed playing Softball and Poker.  He had an outgoing personality, was willing to do anything for others and was loved by everyone.  His family always came first and loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

 

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Christine;  children, Jessica (Brian) Jollands, Michael Gill and Zachary Gill; grandchildren, Jared, Karly, Brady and Rylee Jollands;  brother, William Gill; and many other friends and family.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; and nephew, Bruce Gill.

 

Private family services were held.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Tom’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.MichiganCremation.com

 

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-452-3006.

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  1. Vicki & Steve Smith on October 26, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Our hearts are broken for Chris and the family. Know that you are AND have been in our thoughts and prayers. One thing that lifts my spirts is to imagine what Tom is seeing right now. How beautiful it must be…and pain free. Hugs to the family.
    Now on to Tom. I’m trying to remember my earliest memories of Tom. Had to be in school somewhere. What struck me about Tom, who was 4 yrs older than me, was that it didn’t matter that I was that “little kid” in 9th grade. He never talked down to me. Always treated me like an equal. Then there was the JV vs Varsity football scrimmage. There was no doubt we were not equal. Him and Gary tore us up…and laughed about it. I was trying my best to impress them. I always looked up to him. He is one reason I wanted to get into Steelcase. I will always remember the big smile and his kindness. God Bless.



  2. Beth Falen on October 26, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Tom was our boss at Curves. He was always fun and the ladies loved him. He will be missed .



  3. Rick and Cheryl Longstreet on October 26, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Zach we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad.You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers today and all the days to come.



  4. Lindsey Smith on October 26, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Tom was such a great person to chat with at the end of a long day of work…he took great care of his mouth too ;)
    -Lindsey, RDH
    (Tom’s dental hygienist)



  5. Kristi (Fetterley)Andrews on October 26, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Tom was a a genuinely NICE guy. My memories of him from high school are a fun loving guy who always had a smile on his face. Prayers for Christi and the whole family.



  6. Debbie Sharp Magnuson on October 26, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    I remember Tom from high school. He always had a great attitude and tremendous smile. Prayers for the family.



  7. Randy Anderson on October 26, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Christi…..I would like to extend my condolences to you and your family from the entire Anderson/Thompson family. This is Randy Anderson, nephew of Maynard and Sally Thompson. You and I have known each since you were a small child living in White Cloud.

    Tom and my paths crossed several times over the past 30 or so years. We both were managers of our respective softball teams so we had several meetings at home plate. When Tom owned Curves he did some advertising with my company so we met many times at Biggby’s to discuss business.

    I always looked forward to meeting with Tom. Our discussions were so great and, of course, time consuming and I always left feeling good about the time we spent together. I regret that we didn’t have a freshman baseball season this past year because I’m sure Tom would halve been there to watch Jared play. He will be missed and my heart goes out you and your family



  8. Lola Boucher Kuhn on October 26, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Praying for peace and love to Tom’s family..what a great guy who will be sadly missed!



  9. Denise Gray on October 26, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    I remember when Chris and Tom first started dating , Chris was crazy about him . She would always tell me about what a great date they had and her eyes would just light up ! I’m sending you lots of love Chris to you and your family 💞💞



  10. Vickie Nader on October 27, 2020 at 3:02 am

    I haven’t seen Tom since graduation. Doesn’t change the memories any. Tom always had a way of noticing how people may have needed an encouraging nudge. “Having a good day”? Or even, “it will get better” he’d say. Thank you Tom for kind words. Thoughts and prayers to your family.



  11. Kimberly L Schodlatz on October 27, 2020 at 7:38 am

    Great memories of Tom from high school. So positive and kind, always upbeat. So sorry to Chris and family for your loss.



  12. Holly Grveles on October 27, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Holly (Felos) Grveles

    My memories of Tom are from high school. One year we lockered beside each other and at the end of each class we would have small chats. Tom’ sense of humor and smile always made my day.
    Dave and I are truly sorry for the loss of your loving husband.



  13. Wanda (Julien) Gebben on October 27, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Tom always knew how to make you smile, he was loved and will be missed. Love & prayers for the family.



  14. John Maike on October 27, 2020 at 11:55 am

    I remember playing basketball with Tom when we were on the Freshman Basketball team, and then again with him in Gym class all through high school.



  15. Jim Jones on October 27, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Chris,
    There are nots words to express my sadness at this time. As you well know, he was loved and respected by many. May all the fond memories you have comfort you at this time. All of us that went to school together will remember how Tom could brighten our day. Great sense of humor and a flashy smile that was contagious. My prayers are with you all.



  16. Jeffrey Schoenherr on October 27, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I’m sending Hugs and Prayers to Toms family. He was a Friend, Classmate, and Team mate. Most of all a Great guy



  17. Robin Horton on October 27, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I worked with Mike and Tom at GRIP for the last couple years. As I said before Tom was the glue that held everything together at the shop. He always greeted everyone with a big smile and great attitude. He knew everyone, what they had going on in their life and had an idea to help or encouraging words. He gifted my daughter a queen size bed set as she was moving to her first apartment. And also delivered it. He also helped a friend with tires until she could get them. I will never forget his kind words and heart. He loved his family so much. I pray that you can be comforted in this time because you know that is what he would want for you all.



  18. Larry D'Amico on October 28, 2020 at 9:32 am

    I knew Tom in high school. I’m so very sorry to read this. Life just doesn’t seem fair sometimes. My condolences to his family.



  19. Kerri Smith on October 28, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Jessica and family-
    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time. I remember talking with your dad at the DAWGS baseball games when he was there to cheer on Jared. He loved watching Jared pitch. I hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have.



  20. Theodore M VanderEnde on October 28, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    First time meeting Tom, was at the Bob down town Grand Rapids. We hit it off on the first conversation we had, “both of us being a family man” out of the blue here come a beer that I didn’t even order. Came from Tom. Tom was such a loving caring, and giving man. A man that loved his family and friends. A man that cared for others. And a Man that gave his heart to the world. He was a little older than me by 26 years in fact but, but that never mattered To Tom he treated everyone as he wanted to be treated. His amazing and beautiful look on life showed us what kind of man he was….A man of God. RIP MY DEAR FRIEND. I will miss our poker games and conversations but will never forget. These were perfect memories.



  21. Pastor Mike Simmons on October 28, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    We were so very saddened to see this. We recall worshiping with the Gill family at Sunset Park Church of God in Wyoming when the Kellys’ were pastors there. Tom was always a great softball player and he’s visit church in his uniform before a game on some days. We will be praying for you all during this time of loss. It would be good to see your family again after such a long time. We are pastoring at the Orchard View Church of God, 2777 Leffingwell NE. (www.orchardviewchurch.com). Our thoughts are with you.
    Pastor Mike Simmons, April, Nolan and Gracen



  22. Jenny Burns Shutts on October 29, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Always had a good time in HS when Tom was involved!! He made everyone laugh! Just a super fun person to be around! I saw Tom years after graduation and he didn’t change a bit! My condolences to Chris and his children! Many prayers for all!



  23. Dane & Mary Flegel on October 30, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Chris and Family,

    So saddened to hear of Tom’s passing! You will be in our thoughts and prayers! Even though we have lost touch through the years, your family has been a special part of our lives as we babysat and cared for Jessica and Michael many years ago! We pray that you will find peace during this difficult time and be enfolded in God’s graces!
    Love, Dane & Mary Flegel



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