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William Gilliland

William M. “Bill” Gilliland, 46, of Greenwood, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014.

He was born April 23, 1968, in Gary to Michael Nastoff and Betty J. (Konzelman) Nastoff Gilliland. He was adopted by Conrad B. and Betty J. (Konzelman) Gilliland. He married Angie M. (Kleaving) Gilliland on Oct. 11, 1997, at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Bristow; she survives.

He was a 1986 graduate of Benton Central High School in Oxford and a 1991 graduate of Purdue University where he received his B.S.E.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was currently vice president of business transformation at Simon Property Group since 2008. He previously had been president of Digital Business Consulting LLC, partner at Diamond Consulting, vice President and chief technology officer for Drinks.com, senior manager for Andersen Consulting (Accenture). He also taught as an adjunct professor for the IU Kelley School of Business.

He was a member of Saints Francis & Clare Catholic Church in Greenwood where he was involved in many ways. He was an instrumental part of founding the Catholic school and helped develop its technology program. He was currently serving as a school board member and recently served on a mission trip. He also served on the finance committee of the Simon Youth Foundation. He was a very loving husband and father and son.

He was a member of the Mooney Aircraft Pilots Association and loved aviation and technology. He earned his pilot’s license in 1998. His first flight lesson was a gift from his wife for his 30th birthday. He also was a proud Eagle Scout.

Survivors include his wife, Angie M. (Kleaving) Gilliland of Greenwood; two daughters, Grace A. Gilliland and Sophie M. Gilliland, both at home; his mother, Betty J. (Konzelman) Gilliland of Greenwood; grandmother, Dorothy M. (Nelson) Konzelman of Greenwood, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gilbert and Margie Kleaving of Tell City; two sister-in-laws, Theresa Ebert (Jeff) of St. Meinrad, and Cindy Labhart (Mark) of Bristow; three brother-in-laws, Danny Kleaving (Christine), Nick Kleaving, and Mike Kleaving (Meriam Schwartz) all of Tell City; two nieces, Ava Labhart and Claudia Ebert; and four nephews, Aiden Labhart, Ben Ebert, Luke Ebert and Preston Kleaving; and his biological father, Michael Nastoff.

He was preceded in death by his father, Conrad B. Gilliland on Oct. 11, 2013, and grandparents, Harold D. Konzelman, and Conrad L. and Aida N. (Hart) Gilliland.

Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Saints Francis & Clare Catholic Church, 5901 Olive Branch Road in Greenwood, where a rosary service will take place at 8 p.m. There will be an additional visitation from 11 a.m. Wednesday until time of service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gilliland Family Trust or Saints Francis & Clare Educational Trust in care of Old National Bank, 900 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, IN 46143.

Swartz Family Church and Chapel-Funeral and Cremation Services in Greenwood is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at swartzmortuary.com.

Information: 738-0202

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