Gilbert Arthur Salberg
October 31, 1927 – May 5, 2020
Gilbert A. Salberg (Gib or Gil)
Gib Salberg left our world on May 5, 2020 to join our Heavenly Father’s World. He was born on October 31, 1927 to Oscar and Jeannette Salberg. He grew up on the family farm in Ault, CO. He enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Germany during WWII and was very proud to be a veteran.
He met and married Edythe Parson from Pierce, CO in 1948. Together they farmed on several farms in the Pierce and Ault area. Later Gib managed/owned the Garnsey and Wheeler Tractor Company in Greeley.
After retiring and selling the tractor company, Gib worked for the Weld County Assessor’s Office assisting in farm and ranch land assessment.
Gib loved to hunt, woodwork and most of all fish, especially on the Poudre River. In his later years, he loved his Rockies and listening to baseball.
His final years were spent at The Greeley Place where he made some wonderful friendships.
He was preceded in death by his wife Edythe, his parents, Oscar and Jeanette, brother Alan of Ault and his daughter Patricia Schaffer. He is survived by his sons, Ray of Helendale, California and his wife Jennifer and Darrell of Aurora, CO and his wife Cassie. He had 3 grandchildren, Todd Schaffer, Scott Schaffer and Heather Salberg Keefer, 5 great grandchildren and 6 nieces and nephews.
Dad will be greatly missed. He has now joined his family and coffee group in Heaven. Until we meet again, Dad.
- Ray Salberg, Son
- Darrell Salberg, Son
- Jennifer Salberg, Daughter-in-law
- Cassie Salberg, Daughter-in-law
- Todd Schaffer, Grandson
- Scott Shaffer, Grandson
- Heather Keefer, Granddaughter
- 5, Great Grandchildren
- 6, nieces and nephews
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- Darrell Salberg, Pallbearer
- Ray Salberg, Pallbearer
- Chris Parson, Pallbearer
- Scott Schaffer, Pallbearer
- Todd Schaffer, Pallbearer
- Heather Keefer, Pallbearer
- United Way of Weld County
Private Graveside Service
Gilbert Arthur Salberg
May 21, 2020
To all of Gib's family,,
Your Dad was a great guy, always ready to share a story or visit when I stopped by to see him. He and Edythe were wonderful neighbors, miss them both.
Yes, he is in heaven enjoying all his friends.
May God give you comfort and his peace and be with you all as we journey thru this life.
All our love, Bob and Shirley Hart
May 13, 2020
I had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Salberg the past 10 years of helping him at the bank. He was always so kind, friendly and funny! My first encounter of him was a lesson about acorns... and I still have that acorn on my desk to this day. I was so sad to hear about his passing, but grateful I had the opportunity to get to know him these past several years, and thankful I was able to meet his 2 sons as well. You are all in my thoughts.
May 10, 2020
Memories of Gib: Loving, Kind, Family Oriented, Ornery, Ostakaka, Corv, Garden, Flowers, Slow Eater, Pepper, Local Eateries, Wise, Knowledgeable, Solid, Thoughtful, Artist......A Blessing to us all.
With great sadness I send my deepest condolences......
May 9, 2020
Gib was a dear friend and neighbor. He was like having an older brother. We had good walks together and enjoyed Chinese food. He had an ornery side. One restaurant that the coffee group frequented, Gib delighted in asking the waitress questions as she was standing behind me, because her piercing voice so hurt my ears. Then Gib would just smile at me! We will miss you, Gib. See you later!
May 9, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. There are so many wonderful memories of Gib and Edythe. We were "across the alley" neighbors for many years. Our families were young and we sometimes struggled with all the happenings that occurred. Gib and Bob were always busy in the yard and helped each other when necessary. Both loved a good joke and a practical joke! Never forget the time we developed a "rabbit problem" and trying to find a solution to the growing rabbit population. Got up one morning and there was a huge fake rabbit in our garden! Thanks to Gib. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Gib will be missed.
May 8, 2020
Gib was a very special guy and one of the finest men I ever knew. He will be missed by Ted and I and my heart breaks that I'll never get to call him to chat or see him if we happen to be in Greeley. I met him 30+ years ago at the coffee gathering each morning and he was a wonderful friend to both my mom and dad and to me and my husband. He was especially a good friend to my mom after my dad passed a way. He is the reason that my husband is a hobby woodworker now and they could talk on the phone or in person for hours about this. He will be sorely missed by both of us and the world is a better place for his having been here. I take great comfort in knowing he is with his loved ones and that the coffee group is all back together again!
May 8, 2020
Darrell and family:
So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.