D. “Bruce” Gilbert, age 88 of Michigan City, Indiana passed away on June 13, 2019 at Portage Regional Hospital.
He was born May 7, 1931 in Buffalo, New York to Richard and Anna (Wilson) Gilbert who preceded him in death. On March 10, 1973 he married Carol Haughey in Buffalo, New York who survives in Michigan City, Indiana.
Bruce is survived by their children: Robert (Donna) Gilbert, David (Martha) Haughey, Richard (Susan) Gilbert, Beth (Paul) Odowd, Anne (Allen) Thompson, Donald (Tammy) Gilbert, and Tim (Shannon) Gilbert; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Bruce was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge in Buffalo, New York, Michiana Lions Club, First United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the choir. Bruce was also a past president of Michigan City Port Authority for many years. He worked for American Standard in Buffalo before moving to Michigan City where he retired in 1996 from Weil-McLain with more than 22 years of service as plant manager.
Those wishing to pay their respects are invited to Geisen-Carlisle Funeral Home located at 613 Washington St., Michigan City, IN 46360 on Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Monday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to time of service.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Geisen-Carlisle Funeral Home with Pastor Nancy Nichols of First United Methodist Church officiating. Services will conclude at the funeral home with cremation to follow.
Memorial contributions may be given to First United Methodist Church, 121 E. 7th St., Michigan City, IN 46360.
To sign guestbook or leave condolences, please visit: www.Carlislefh.com. (219) 874-4214.