Delores Anna Gilligan, 85 Sidney, MT

Celebration of Life Services are planned for Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 10 a.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT, with Pastor Richard Evans officiating. Delores will be laid to rest in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT, at a later date. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at

Delores Anna (Schwindt) Gilligan was born Sept. 13, 1938, to Joseph and Dorothy (Friesz) Schwindt at the family farm southeast of Fayette, ND. She was the oldest of eight children.

Delores attended Dickinson High School and graduated in 1956. She met her soulmate, William Gilligan, while he was stationed at the Air Force base. They married on June 30, 1960. Their honeymoon consisted of driving to their new home in Weymouth, MA, to live and start their family. They had four children.

Delores peacefully passed away on Friday March 29, 2024, at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care Facility with family by her side.

Delores is survived by her children William, Jeffery, and Gary Gilligan all of Sidney; grandchildren John Jenkins, Farmington, NH; Franklin Jenkins, Sidney, MT; Gary Gilligan Jr .; Bozeman, MT; Zackery Gilligan, Sidney, MT; and Dakota Gilligan, Sidney, MT; great-grandchildren Zoey Schumacher, Great Falls, MT; Dani-Rae Gilligan, Texas; Daci-Mae Gilligan, Texas; and Gunner Gilligan, Bozeman, MT; brothers Ronald Schwindt, Billings, MT; Steve (Regina) Schwindt, and Harold Schwindt; Oglivie, MN; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends all over the country.

She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Dorothy; husband Bill; sister Margaret; brothers Wayne, James, and Gerald, and her only daughter, Karen.


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