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George J. Gilbert, age 90, of Traverse City, passed away on Nov. 21, 2017.
He was the loving husband of over 68 years to Martha; cherished dad of David (Susie), Dennis, Yvonne (Don) Cunkle, Theresa Shimmel and Colleen (Paul) Kollmeyer; grandpa of Greg, Carol, Kerry, Christopher, Sheri, Elizabeth, Scott and Megan; and great-grandpa of six. He also leaves behind many dear friends.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Jeanette and George Sr.; and sisters, Elaine Maxon and Evelyn Colter.
George was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having proudly served during World War II.
He retired from GM Buick Division, Flint, in 1978 after 30 years of service.
He was a member of the Luther Lion's Club and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He dearly loved his family.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a vigil for George at 7 p.m., at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, with visitation from 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Robert J. Zuchowski will preside.
Memorial contributions in George's name may be made to Luther Lion's Club, 1003 N. State St., Luther, MI 49656 or to The Villa at Traverse Point Resident Library Fund, 2828 Concord, Traverse City, MI 49684.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.
Published on November 26, 2017
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