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Bruce William Gilbert
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Obituary for Bruce William Gilbert

Bruce William Gilbert, age 88, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2018 at his home at Brookdale of Lisle. He was born February 28, 1930 in Springfield, IL. His parents were Dale Gilbert and Ruth Lacey of Mattoon, IL. Bruce is survived by his loving wife, Olive Gilbert; his sons, Michael Lee and Robert Bruce, as well as his grandchildren John, Kathryn, Patrick, Benjamin, Hope, Olivia and Graham.

After being valedictorian at Matoon High School, he graduated with a B.S. Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1952. On June 7, 1952 He married Olive A Connolly of Wheaton, Illinois. He obtained an MBA (Finance) from the University of Chicago in 1972. After two years in the Army (1952-54), which included a tour in Korea, he worked for the Nicor Gas Company for 41 years. His hobbies included square dancing, golf (2 holes in 1), pinochle and gardening.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2:00 until 4:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. A Celebration of Bruce’s life will follow at 4:00 PM in the funeral home. A private family inurnment will be at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Bruce’s life, memorials to a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated.


Upcoming Events

Memorial Visitation

Saturday

21

Apr

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Memorial Service

Saturday

21

Apr

4:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Cemetery Details

Location

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421

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