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“~Aloha Uncle Bob~ i miss You.!~ and, you're always close at Heart with me, each Day.! .. you taught me how to milk a cow, slop the hogs, get the...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Thomas "Sundown" Gilbert-Leonard - HI

“Me and Bob were playing Poker at Bob Snodgrass Christmas party and Bob and I wiped out all the other Players. We both made money and had a Good time...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Jimmy Eller - Milledgeville, IL

“Hi Bonnie and Laurie,Please accept my deepest sympathy! I am sorry to dear about your dad. Since I grew up with your dad I have some very fond...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: LYLE SUCHER - Glenview, IL

“Bonnie & Laurie my deepest sympathy for the lose of your father, I will always remember the old times we had growing up.Aunt Joann and Uncle Bob...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Paul & Debbie Capp Jr. - Sterling, IL

“Bonnie & Laurie My deepest sympathy to your family. My thoughts, prayers are with you all. May God wrap His arms around you during this difficult...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Jody Dirks - Sterling - Friend

“Laurie and Bonnie, So sorry for your loss. Memories, in time, will replace the feelings of sorrow and loss. Prayers for you and your families. <3 ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Patricia Pendgraft - Sterling, IL

“Thoughts and prayers to Bob's family during this most difficult time ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jim-Liz Hoffman - Deer Trail, CO

“Bonnie and Laurie and families,Will miss your Dad's smile and the stories he loved to tell. Thanks for the memories Bob, may God bless and keep you...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Art and Ann Crouse - Mt Carroll, IL

“Laurie, We so sorry to hear about your Dad. Sending our love and condolences. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Stan and Mary Stover - IL

“Will miss seeing him drive around town. He always had a nice wave and smile. So sorry for your loss Laurie and family. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Kevin Folk - Milledgeville, IL

“So sorry for your loss Bonnie. My sincere condolences to you and your family. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: John Britt - Morrison, IL

“Actually, i am his Nephew, but we both are VETERANS.. as a youth, before 1959, i would spend the Summers, out on the Farm .. he taught me to drive a...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Thomas Gilbert-Leonard - Lahaina, HI

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Robert A. Gilbert, 90, of Milledgeville, died Friday, January 13, 2017 at Good Samaritan Living Center in Mt. Carroll.

Robert was born August 17, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa; he was a son of Cloy and Mabel (Smith) Gilbert. He was united in marriage to Joanne L. Capp on April 11, 1953 at First Christian Church in Rock Falls. She preceded him in death on March 15, 2002. Robert retired from Carroll Service (FS) as plant manager after working there for 17 years.

Those left to honor his memory include two daughters, Bonnie (Lynn) Queckboerner and Laurie (Mark) Byvick both of Milledgeville; his brother, Earl Gilbert of TX; his sister, Lois Leonard of AZ; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, sister, Betty Sites and one grandson.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A private graveside service will be held at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling on Friday, January 20, 2017. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Milledgeville Men's Club on Friday, starting at 5:00 PM.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory in Milledgeville. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his memory.