Gilbert Blasingame, 69, of Oelwein passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at his home. Gilbert made the anatomical gift of his body to Mayo Clinic. A Celebration of Life Gathering with coffee and donuts will be held at 10 AM on Thursday October 17, 2013 at Oelwein City Park north shelter #4.
Gilbert was born on December 21, 1943 in Provo, Utah to parents Raymond and Kathryn (Keenan) Blasingame. Gilbert graduated from Campbell High School in Campbell, CA. He then served in the United States Army. Gilbert retired as a maintenance supervisor at Boeing in Sunnyvale, CA.
Gilbert was united in marriage to Brenda Gamble on April 17, 1998 in Reno, NV. She passed away on July 11, 2010.
Gilbert is survived by his son Gilbert W. Blasingame II of Kentucky; his daughter Kati Lee Lovell of California; and his special friend Martha Blasingame of Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Brenda.