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Mr. Gilbert W. Filkins, age 79, of Chicago, Illinois, formerly of Grand Rapids, passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 8, 2007 at his home.

The son of Lester E. & Edith Irene Filkins, he was born on Feb. 1, 1928. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Gilbert worked as a stylist in Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lester E. Filkins; his mother, E. Irene Christiansen; and his step-father, Carl E. Christiansen.

Honoring his wishes, no services will be held and interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Langston. To send a message of sympathy, sign Gilbert’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville.


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