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Michael William Gilbert, 72, of passed away on December 27, 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice Facility under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Southwest Michigan.

The son of Oscar F. & Norma Bernadine (Bickett) Gilbert, he was born on July 28, 1947 in Shenandoah, Iowa. On January 1, 1986, in Shenandoah, IA, he married Marian Sue Hullman, who survives him. Together, they enjoyed 34 years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife, Marian; and son, Timothy Gilbert.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, , Grand Rapids, MI 49548, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Barbara Cunningham on January 6, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    You have so many beautiful memories. My sympathy is with you and your family.

  2. Chris Bradfield on January 6, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Marian , Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Timothy. Mike was a good man and I always enjoyed visiting with him when I would fly to Shelbyville and when he worked in Shenandoah.
    Chris & Shari

  3. Janet James Coudurier on January 8, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Dear Marian and Timothy,
    My heart goes out to you at this time. Remember that the difficult times in the end will eventually be erased by the fond memories during your lifetime together. I was a classmate of Mike’s in Shenandoah. Blessings to all of you.

  4. Doug Poland on January 8, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Sympathies to his family. Mike was a valued member of The Class of ’65 from Shenandoah. IA High School. Always a Mustang!

  5. charlotte king elliott on January 8, 2020 at 10:43 am

    was a classmate of Mike’s. our prayers are with you

  6. Bob Riley on January 8, 2020 at 11:07 am

    My sympathies to you Marion and Tim on the passing of Mike. I also was a proud 1965 classmate of Mike’s in Shenandoah. While we were attending Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville as freshman Mike was kind enough to give me a ride home on weekends. That meant a lot!

  7. Joe Hayes on January 8, 2020 at 11:44 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  8. Pat Perkins on January 8, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Marion and Tim, so sorry to hear of your loss. Mike was a classmate of mine. I hope you have many fond memories to look back on.Keeping your family in my prayers. Pat Roberts Perkins

  9. Karla Wolford (KOVAL) on January 8, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Marian, I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I’m so glad you two got to travel and enjoy life. Hold onto these memories. Karla

  10. Traci Berland on September 20, 2020 at 12:29 am

    Dear Tim and Marion I’m so sorry to hear about Mike I’ve been trying to contact him but no longer have his number but I have wondered how dad was doing after his sickness a few years back found this site and wanted to leave a message sorry it’s so delayed I hope you are both well and may you be blessed sorry for your loss love traci

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