Frank Gilbert, 66, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Luke’s Northland Hospital with his daughter, D.J. by his side. Frank was born June 18, 1953 to Robert L. and Rose A. (Wehling) Gilbert in Denver, CO.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam Era.
Frank will forever be remembered as a loving Papa, Grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. He was the handyman who could repair or fix anything; family, friend or neighbors could always count on Frank to be there to help. He was a frugal man who enjoyed the simple things in life: spending time with family, cooking, bar-b-queing, fishing, and collecting old or broken objects to re-purpose. He was a mentor to his two grandsons. Frank will be dearly missed by everyone.
He is survived by his three children: Henry “John” Dieckman, III; daughter, Daviann “D.J.” Gilbert, II and Joshua Robert Gilbert; two loving grandsons: Raedyn Gauge Edwards and Korbin Reid Edwards; five siblings: Antonette Rose “Toni” Gilbert; Linda Roberta Boyle; David Robert Gilbert; Claudia Ann Gilbert and Teresa Mary Stienbach; two nieces: Rosie Gilbert and Kristen Pace; three nephews: Donald Robert Boyle; Michael Christopher Boyle and Jeffrey Daniel Boyle; and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daviann (Bloyes) Gilbert and both parents.
The family will receive friends at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, MO. A Sharing of Memories celebrating Frank’s life will commence at 2:30 p.m. Memories of Frank and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com
Frank also had a loving heart; it was important to him and his family to honor his wishes to be an organ donor. Frank’s gift of life will continue to help countless people and their families. Midwest Transplant Network (mwtn.org).