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Obituary for Alec Joseph Gillson

Alec Joseph Gillson, age 19 of Princeton, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 29, 2017, surrounded by his family. Alec Joseph was born the third of five children on June 13, 1998, to Glen and Susan (Schuldt) Gillson in Wyoming, Minnesota. He grew up in Scandia.

At age 10, Alec’s family moved to Princeton. A homeschool family, Alec was blessed by learning from those who loved him most. He was a smart kid and was able to fix absolutely anything. He was known to take apart anything electrical or computerized to figure out how it worked and would then put it back together again with extra bells and whistles! Alec had recently been working for Zylstra Harley Davidson in the service department.

Alec was a smiley, goofy, friendly, giving, caring, purple loving, coffee drinking red haired, freckle faced, computer nerd who had a strong faith in Christ so there is no doubt as to where Alec is. Even in his death, Alec is continuing to give to others as an organ donor. He loved to fish, play video games and hang out with his friends. He was often found dancing, liked the color purple, and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Alec will be deeply missed by his parents, Glen and Susan; his siblings, Stephanie, Isaac, Eric, and his “brother from another mother and father,” Bradley Remick; aunts and uncles, Dan (Jane Lambertson) Schuldt, Dale (Jessica) Schuldt, Lori Lavin; niece, Maria Gillson (aka Lasagna); cousins, Austin, Owen, Cameron, Liam, and Riley; grandparents, Fritz and Karen (Elmstrom) Schuldt, Ora (Ervin) Kuebler, Calvin Robertson; great-grandmother, Eleanor Elmstrom; honorary grandmother, “Grandma Sandy” Stauner; best friend, Nathaniel Bliss; godmothers, Jeanette Wolfe and Teresa “Kazuko” Nagamine; godfather, Joseph Montean; and a host of friends. Alec was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Robert Elmstrom, Donald and Marie Schuldt.

A Celebration of Alec’s Life will be held at New Life Church in Princeton at 5:00 PM on Friday, August 4, 2017, with a visitation from 3:00-5:00 PM. Burial will in Baldwin Cemetery on Monday, August 7 at 10:00 AM. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, 763-389-1131. Please share online condolences with Alec’s family at:

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New Life Church

2061 100th Ave
Princeton, MN 55371

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5:00 PM
New Life Church

2061 100th Ave
Princeton, MN 55371

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Baldwin Cemetery

10785 - 305th Avenue NW
Princeton, MN 55371


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