HURON - Roy S Gilbert, 93, of Huron passed away early Friday morning, November 20, 2020, in the Ohio Veteran's Home, Sandusky.
He was born December 7, 1926, in Bellevue, the son of Jacob and Ida (Markle) Gilbert.
He graduated from Bellevue High School. He joined the Army and was a member of Company G 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment. He retired from Sandusky Dressed Beef in Sandusky.
He enjoyed the outdoors and spent most of his free time on his seventeen acres in Huron Township enjoying nature.
After retiring he and his wife Jean spent winters in Florida. He always said those were the best years of his life.
Roy was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Milan. He served on church council and was a choir member with his wife when he first joined the church.
Roy is survived by three children, Katherine "Kathy" Gast of Sandusky, Jeff (Jeanette) Gilbert of Huron, and Lynne (Mel Poeppelman) Gilbert of Bellevue; Six grandchildren, Rhonda (Craig) Johnson, Diana (Mike) Ross, Kennedy Gilbert, Kaitlyn (Nick) Gilchrist, Jeremy (Abby) Schmitz, Marcus (Nykkytta) Walski; Seven great-grandchildren, Kole. Nicholas, Austin, Cole, Jayden, Jax, Annalise,and Ensley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jean A (Leber) Gilbert; two sisters; and five brothers.
At his request, private family graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 28 at St. John's United Church of Christ with Rev. Wendy Shindler-Chasney officiating.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 2712 W. Mason Road, Milan, OH 44846 or to the Ohio Veteran's Home, 3416 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Arrangements are entrusted to Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main Street, Huron, OH 44839.
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Ohio Veterans Home
3416 Columbus Ave, Sandusky OH 44870
St. John's United Church of Christ
2712 W. Mason Rd., Milan OH 44846