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Memorial Service

Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home
Saturday July 13th, 2019

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Thomas Gilbert

GILBERT, Thomas F., age 85 of Eaton, OH. formerly of West Alexandria, OH. died Sat. July 6, 2019 in Dayton.  He was born in West Alexandria, OH. on Jan. 19, 1934 to Frank and Susie (Eck) Gilbert.  He was a graduate of West Alexandria High School and was an Army veteran and served in Germany during the Korean Conflict.  Tom was a long time employee, and eventual owner of West Alex Grain and Coal Company, and later operated Mr. Goodgras Company. He was also involved in many community activities, including, the Preble County Pork Festival, West Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and was instrumental in starting the West Alexandria Oktoberfest. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha Gilbert, Eaton, OH., 4 children, Deborah Weir (Paul Haydon), Eaton, OH., Darlene (Tim) Bassler, West Alexandria, Oh., Phil (Denise) Gilbert, Kenosha, WI., Dana (Del) Boyd, West Alexandria, Oh., 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, a sister, Helen Novak, New Lebanon, and nieces and nephews  He was preceded in death by his parents and 6 siblings, Clarabelle, Annamarie, Clyde, Aaron, Donald and Everett.  A memorial service will be held 10:30 A.M. Sat. July 13, 2019 at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, OH.  Friends may call at the funeral Home on Sat. from 9:30 A.M. until time of service at 10:30 A.M. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton or the Veterans Administration.

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On behalf of Commodore Preble Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, I send our condolences on the loss of your family member Thomas Gilbert, a U.S. Army veteran. Thank you for his service to our country.

Jane Morell Smith Jul 14 2019 12:00 AM

Debbie, Darlene and family- we are sorry for your loss. May your faith bring you comfort and your family bring you joy.

Gene and JoEllen(Miley) Tapalman Jul 12 2019 12:00 AM

A TABLE BASKET was sent on July 9, 2019

Deepest sympathy Susan Gilbert Coats & Gary Coats

Expression of Sympathy Jul 9 2019 12:00 AM

In Loving Memory of My Dad - If roses grow in Heaven Lord, please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my Dad's arms and tell him they're from me. Tell him that I love and miss him and when he turns to smile, place a kiss upon his cheek and hold him for a while. Because remembering him is easy, I do it every day. But there is an ache within my heart that will never go away.

Dana (Gilbert) Boyd Jul 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Gilbert

David Eckerle Jul 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Gilbert

Peggy (Novak) and Terry Hutton Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Gilbert

Jean a Dawson Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM