|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1935|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 2007|
On July 28, 1935 Dean Gilbert was born in Plattsburg, MO to Horace R. and Mary Juanita Gilbert who were lifelong residents of the Pleasant Hill area east of King City, MO.
After attending Maysville High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on November 10, 1955 where he was a welder until honorably being discharged on August 12, 1957.
Dean has always resided in the Pleasant Hill area and on October 14, 1961 he married his wife JoElla DeFreece, Ravenwood, MO. Together they began their life and continued to raise their family there.
The two most important things to him were farming and his family and he continued to take care of both until he lost his life to a short battle with cancer.
Dean began farming at the early age of 10 and this became his life. While continuing to farm, he had U.S. Star mail routes and over the road trucks. Later in life he began a family owned land improvement business. While doing this he came in contact with so many who became such good friends.
Dean was always admired by his family and close friends. He is remembered as a gentleman who always took the time for others no matter what needed to be done. He was a lifelong member of the Pleasant Hill Church where he served on the church board. He was also involved in the community as a King City school board member. He served on the advisory committee for the Production Credit Corporation and he was a member of the Butler Cemetery board.
Two honors received by Dean were when he had been recognized for having one of the first open finishing floors for hog production in the area and when he was awarded Outstanding Young Farmer of Gentry County.
He was preceded in death by his parents Horace and Juanita Gilbert.
Survivors include his wife JoElla of the home; sons Darin and Toby and his wife Anita; a daughter Brooke McKinnon and her husband Sean, all of King City; a sister Karel Frisby and her husband Tom of St. Joseph; grandchildren Shae, Braden and Carleen Gilbert and Wylie McKinnon; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Created by: Coleah
Record added: May 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26715229
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