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James A. Gilbert

August 9, 2013

    James A. “Jim” Gilbert, 63, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
    Jim was born on October 23, 1949, in Decatur to the late Ermal and Ardis (Brintzenhofe) Gilbert.
    On June 13, 1970, he married Susan K. Wolfe.
    Jim worked as a HVAC Tech for Wells Heating and Cooling for over 20 years.
    Among survivors are his mother, Ardis Gilbert of Monroe; his wife of 43 years, Susan Gilbert of Decatur; son, Chris (Bianca) Gilbert of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter, Tricia (Todd) Rynders of Fort Wayne; brother, John (Gwen) Gilbert of Decatur; two sisters, Janice (Jim) Biberstine of Berne and Jean “Hoody” Gilbert of Austin, Texas; and two grandchildren, Noah and Melanie Rynders.
    Visitation will be noon-4 p.m. Sunday, August 11, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
    Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 12 at the funeral home, with calling one hour prior from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Burial will be in the Willshire Cemetery.
    Preferred memorials are to Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    Online condolences may be made at

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