Michael C. Gilbert 1951 - 2011
Michael C. Gilbert, 60, died June 8 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson.
He was born March 6, 1951 in Redlands, Calif, the son of Jack and Shirley (Fox) Gilbert. He graduated in 1969 from Everett High School in Washington State. On May 29, 1976, he married Tammy (Jones) Gilbert in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend for more than 35 years, he was employed by the maintenance department at the Barton County Courthouse.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy (Jones) Gilbert, Great Bend; two sons, SPC. Gilbert, Patrick L.M. and wife Heather Gilbert, Ellinwood and Christopher C.A. Gilbert, Hays; two daughters, Tammy L. Byerly, Ellinwood; and Jackie J. Pierce, Wichita; a sister, Donna Pirtle, Kettlefalls, Wash.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Shirley (Fox) Gilbert; five brothers, Bob Gilbert, George Gilbert, Huck Gilbert, Gerald Gilbert and Don Stevens.
Funeral services are scheduled at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Charter Funerals, Mike requested bright colors at his service. Eulogist will be Robert Espinosa, Jehovah Witness.
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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 12, 2011