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Lyle Dean Gilbert

Lyle D. Gilbert, 78

Lyle D. Gilbert, 78, formerly of Union City, Ohio passed away Tuesday December 2, 2014 at Hospice of Indianapolis.

He was born July 16, 1936 in Bluffton, Indiana to the late Paul & Mary D. (Dowty) Gilbert.  A U.S. Army Veteran and a 1960 graduate of Ball State University with a B.A. in Business, he owned and operated Mangas Agencies for 43 years, belonged to; the Elks Lodge #1534 and the Masonic Lodge #401 both of Union City, Indiana, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis and New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fishers, Indiana. Lyle loved his family and enjoyed golfing and sports.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Judy A. (Prince) Gilbert; son Michael (Lisa) Gilbert of Noblesville, Indiana; grandchildren Austin, Mikaela and Carter Gilbert; sister Ellen Reff of Bluffton, Indiana; and a brother Keith (Barbara) Gilbert of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Kimberly Gilbert “1976;” 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. on Sunday December 7, 2014 at Reichard Funeral Home Inc., 400 W. Deerfield Rd., Union City, Indiana, followed immediately by memorial services at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Steve Ebling officiating.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Vincent’s of Indianapolis Hospice, 1750 Payne Road, Indianapolis, Indiana or Hospice of donor’s choice with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com


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Dear Judy,
We send our deepest sympathy to you and all of your family on the loss of Lyle.  Remembering all the fun times we had both in Union City and on Lake Hamilton. We sure did laugh a lot!  Please know you are in our prayers as we ask God to comfort you and give you peace.
Allan & Paulette

Allan and Paulette Young Dec 10 2014 12:00 AM

Our sympathies to the Gilbert family.  Have always enjoyed the many conversations with Lyle. He will be missed.

Curt & Tina Brooks Dec 8 2014 12:00 AM

I will always remember him as a caring and loving man to his wife and son. He was one of the kindest men I have known and I am sure he is so very missed by many. My most heartfelt prayers are with his family and friends.

kathi mcauliffe Dec 7 2014 12:00 AM

Judy,  I saw Lyle only a few times after 1954, but before graduation we shared a daily ride to school, 12 years of classes in the same small school house, and back home again (on a school bus Joyce's Grandpa drove :) ~ PLUS all the cherished memories of mischief and fun we all shared as classmates of Lyle over those years.

May the decades of memories you have made with Lyle since then sustain you, and never fade!  May God grant you and your family comfort in this time of loss and sorrow, knowing Lyle is now resting at peace with Him.

My deepest sympathy,
Jan Head

Jan Head Dec 6 2014 12:00 AM

You have are deepest sympathy Lyle was great friend to me and always enjoyed having coffee with him in the mornings before work and a great neighbor. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rodney & Lori Denniston Dec 6 2014 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to you all.  I have very fond memories of Lyle.  My God hold your heart during this difficult time.



Shari Upchurch Dec 5 2014 12:00 AM

Judy,  we are so very sorry for your loss.  Please let us know if we can help you in any way.
Your neighbors, Randy and Teri

Randy and Teri White Dec 5 2014 12:00 AM

You have our deepest sympathies.  May God help you in these trying times.  Lyle was a good family friend.  Mike and Lisa, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope for peace and tranquility for you.

Everett and Emily Gates Dec 5 2014 12:00 AM