D. "Bruce" Gilbert May 7, 1931 - June 13, 2019

D. “Bruce” Gilbert

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, the Michiana Lions Club and First United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the choir. Bruce was also a past president of the 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.