Robert Dean “Bob” Gilb, 61, of Altus, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 5 at the Tracy Area Funeral Home. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Russell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Robert Dean Gilb was born on June 28, 1953 to Donald and Louella (Galbraith) Gilb in Tracy, Minnesota. He graduated from high school and attended college. Bob served in the United States Air Force for 24 1/2 years. He was a veteran of Desert Storm and retired as a Master Sergeant. On August 12, 1978, while stationed at Castle Air Force Base in California, he and Jo Anne Zuniga were united in marriage. Bob was a maintenance analyst in the Air Force and for eighteen years with the A-Team at Altus Air Force Base. He was a life member of VFW #4876 and enjoyed watching Minnesota Vikings football.
Bob is survived by his wife Jo Anne of Altus, OK; mother Louella Gilb of Garvin; daughter Leslie (SGT Travis) Thorpe of Ft. Drum, New York; grandchildren Jasmine Olivia and Travis Arron Thorpe, Jr.; brothers: Donald (Deb) Gilb, Steve (Sharon) Gilb, and Dale (Beth Anne) Gilb, all of Minnesota; sisters: Linda (Jim) Farley, Loraine Ombrie, and Lori (Roy) Pettibone, all of Minnesota; and many other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Donald Gilb and brother-in-law Evans Ombrie.