He was the beloved husband of Mary "Fran" Gilbert nee Hankins of New Melle, MO. He is survived by his son, Michael (Chrystal) Gilbert of Wentzville, MO; daughter, Deborah (Doug) Fowler of Lake Lure, NC; brother, Gary (Diane) Gilbert of Saint Louis, MO; three granddaughters, Amy (Cale) Seavers, Julie (Chad) Lembke, Alisha Fowler; grandson, Zachary (Mary) Fowler; two great-grandsons, Clayton, Anderson; and 1 great-grandchild on the way; niece, Kristi (Steve) Kienzler; nephew, Craig (Michelle) Gilbert; 3 great-nieces, Nichole, Chloe, Mia; and great-nephew, Carson. He is preceded in death by his father, John Gilbert, mother, Marie Gilbert nee Nottmeier.
Ken enjoyed 61 years of marriage to his lovely wife Fran. He was employed for 38 years at Emerson Electric. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. Ken will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Visitation: Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, Missouri 63385 with funeral immediately following at the funeral home. Interment: St. John's UCC Cemetery, Cappeln, Missouri. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association in care of Pitman Funeral Home, PO Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.
Kenneth J. Gilbert passed away on December 6, 2017 at the age of 82.