Donald Gene Gilbert Jr., 60, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday August 8, 2020. He was born to the late Donald Gene Gilbert Sr. and Violet (Hardesty) Gilbert in Kankakee, Illinois. Donald graduated from Momence High School and went on to earn his Diesel Mechanic Degree in 1977.
He married Wendy (Scott) Gilbert on March 31, 1979 in Oak Forest, Illinois. Wendy survives along with their children: Donny Gene Gilbert III (Nawal), Isaiah James Gilbert (Crystal) and Stephanie Joy Byers (Michael). Also survived by grandchildren: Sienna, Remi, Kaylie, Nathan, Kit, Willie, Aria, Sirius and brother Tim Gilbert (Anna). Don was preceded in death by: his parents.
Don worked as a Lead Mold Technician with Illinois Tool Works and retired in 2012. He attended Faith Baptist Church in Bourbonnais, Illinois for 34 years. Don came to trust Christ as his personal Savior when he was 26 years old. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, bird and animal watching, the outdoors, working on cars, and especially spending time with his grandkids.
Friends may visit with the family Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CDT at Faith Baptist Church 1280 Armour Road, Bourbonnais, Illinois. Memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Terry Anglea officiating. Interment will take place at Russell Chapel Cemetery in Newton County, Indiana at 1:00 p.m. CDT Wednesday, August 12, 2020.