MARILYN J. GILBERT, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Born in Wood-burn, she was the daughter of the late Emil and Artie Mess-mann. Marilyn was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven; and had worked as a cook and waitress at several local restaurants through the years. She is survived by her children, Jane (Jerry) Kortenber of Sarasota, Fla., Peggy Funk (Dan Kneubuhler) of Leo, Robert (Stacey) Gilbert of Fort Wayne, and Dennis Gilbert of Austin, Texas; brother, Robert Messmann of Fort Wayne; sister, Edna Roemke of Leo; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Gilbert in 2003; and daughter, Gwyn Lynette. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven with calling one hour prior to service. Pastor David Stecker officiating. Calling also from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Burial is in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Woodburn. Preferred memorials are to Central Lutheran School. To share online condolences please visit www.harperfuneralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 16, 2012