Obituary: Delores Ann "Dee" Gillette


March 10, 2023

Delores Ann "Dee" Gillette was born May 31, 1942, and died March 3, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Betty (Robbins) Dallman; daughter Shelly Gillette; son Shawn Gillette; and brothers, Dale, Gerald and Kevin Dallman.

She is survived by her sons James Beckman Jr. and Richard (Carrie) Beckman; daughter Debbie (Pentti) Antila; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Janice (Bill) Grangruth and Cheryl (Jerry) Winterquist.

Dee was a very caring person and loved Christmas, helping people, sharing her cooking, and spending time with her family. The grandchildren were a very special part of her life.

She was a member of the Moose Club in Cloquet. She loved Elvis Presley and collected his memorabilia. Dee will be very much missed by her family.

No public services will be held. Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet was entrusted with arrangements. To sign an online registry, please visit

Pine Knot News, March 10, 2023


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