Gilbert D. (G.D.) Brookhart

December 20, 1922September 13, 2013

Gilbert D (G.D. ) Brookhart 90, passed away Friday September 13 2013 2 parkview Regional Medical Ctr. Born in Adams County Indiana he worked and retired from General Electric after 41 yrs as a expeditor. A WWII Army Air Force Veteran also a member of the China-Berma- India Vets Association . He also was a member at the Ge Quarter century club and Calvary United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Mary Anna, Sons James L ( Susan ) Brookhart Nixa Mo ; Steven E ( Carrie ) Brookhart Cadillac Mi. Daughter PamelaBrookhart Wray ( Doug ) Indianapolis In. Son Kenneth W ( Jan ) Brook hart Fort wayne In.Grandchildren Eric; Jeff; Joel; Alison Tricia,Ben; Gabe; Joe; Brandon; and Jason. 16 Gr. Grandchildren. He was Preceded in death by a Daughter Marilyn Brookhart Sister Nellwyn Trujillo and Stepmother Mamie Teeple Brookhart. Funeral Services will be held 10:00am Monday September 16, 2013 Klaehn Fahl Melton Funeral home 6424 winchester Rd with calling one hour prior and calling also Sunday 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Funeral Home Burial in the Ray cemetery Decatur Indiana. Memorials to Calvary united Methodist Church. Please Visit the online register


  • Funeral Service Monday, September 16, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2013

Gilbert D. (G.D.) Brookhart

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Jennifer (Davis) Oetting

September 18, 2013

Jim, Steve, Pam, Kenny and Mary Ann; my sincerest condolences to you and your family. My sister Judy, passed away a few days before and her funeral was the same day as your Dad's. I had wanted to visit and couldn't but I wanted to let you know that I appreciated so much all of the nice things your Dad (and your Mom) did for me when I was in high school. I wouldn't have made it if it hadn't been for him. I will always remember.

September 17, 2013

Gilbert and Mary Ann's families. My deepest condolences to all of you. I grew up in Adams County with Gilbert and his sister Nellwyn. They both were like family, have a lot of fond memories.. Your dad and Mary Ann were very prompt in attending any of the Ripley events. Please accept my deepest felt sympathy to all of you and your families. Pam & Doug were neighbors of my son Eric and his wife in the neighborhood off of Hague Rd quite a few years ago. I would like very much to keep in contact with the family to keep abreast of how Mary Ann is doing, as I understand her health issues. Enid Ripley Roberts, 1221 N 675 W; Columbus In 47201. Phone 812 -342-6049 e-mail My youngest brother is Michael Ripley in Ft Wayne.

Gail Wallace-Bernhardt

September 16, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss of Gilbert. I spent many a day at the Oxford St. house with Pammy. Many fond memories. May he rest in peace.

Dennis Johnson

September 16, 2013

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Gilbert. He was a great uncle and I always looked up to him. I have a lot of fond memories of our reunions and the fireworks in the park in front of their home on Oxford Street.

Dick & Minsook Shuman

September 15, 2013

Ken and Jan, we are very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing... Your Dad was a pretty cool dude and was really a surrogate Dad to all of us neighborhood kids that hung out at and almost destroyed the house (the coffee table is just one of the episodes that come to my mind). Please pass on our regards to your Mom, Jim, Steve, and Pam.

September 14, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the family. Mr B was one of the great ones..Cindy Moilanen Cooke

September 14, 2013

My sympathy to the Brookhart family on the death of Gilbert.
I knew him from his wife working at K-Mart So.

Paul and Cheryl Kesterke

September 14, 2013

With fond memories for Mr.B. ,Dr B., "Just call me Gil".
Nothing a bottle of scotch, a pair of pliers, and an exacto knife can't fix.
Thanks for all the things you did for us, and tolerating us when we were growing up.
You created many cherished memories.


Irene M. Ueber

September 14, 2013

Ken and Jan, please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss!