Gerald “Bud” Gillis

March 4, 1939 - January 12, 2023

Gerald “Bud” Gillis, 83, of Lincoln, passed away January 12, 2023. Born March 4, 1939, in Palo, IA to Raymond and Flora (Stookey) Gillis.

Bud was retired from Consolidated Freightways where he worked as a dispatcher. He was a longtime member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church where he met his wife of 30 years, Donna. Bud enjoyed the outdoors, including fishing and working with his tools on projects around the house. And, of course, he loved his many pets, spending time with family, and his vacations.

Family members include his wife, Donna; sons Greg (Betty) Gillis, Scottsdale, AZ and Timothy Gillis, Dallas, TX; grandchildren Krista and Kelsey Gillis, Carson, Tatum, and Camryn Gillis; step-son Steven (Jodi) Hoyt, Charlotte, NC; step-daughter Julie (Jim) Krueger, Lincoln; step-grandchildren Zachary and Avery Hoyt, Kyle, Corey and Caleb Krueger.

Memorial Service: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023 St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Inurnment in St. Mark’s Columbarium.

Memorials to Capital Humane Society and Food Bank of Lincoln.



Memorial Service


St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

8550 Pioneers Blvd., Lincoln, Nebraska

Share a Memory or Condolence

February 19, 2023

It is with great pleasure that I share memories about Bud Gilles and with condolences to the Bud Gilles family. And to all the great Consolidated Freightways History accounts and so many great employees at that firm. Though not an easy occupation by any stretch of the imagination, the rewards for sticking with the program by dedicated employees like Bud and a host of others would and could, in and of itself be the makings of a Best Seller Book. Bud and I both started our careers at CF at North Platte Nebraska, mid 1970’S. and followed a major career move to Lincoln, NE. along with a host of other employees.. Sue and I submit prayers for the Bud Gillis Family in their time of grief.

– Jerry and Sue , Kansas Chelgren – Derby

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