Stephen Lee Gilbert

Born: 08/25/1943 Passed:

Stephen Lee Gilbert passed away peacefully on April 9, 2018 at UH Portage Medical Center at the age of 74.  Steve was a truck driver for 50 years and horse trainer for many years prior.

He is the oldest of four children, brother Don (Norma), sister’s Marilyn and Dee and loving father of his daughter Arin and granddaughter Sierra.

He is preceded in death by his father Sidney “Doc” Gilbert and loving mother Shirlee Gilbert.

His family would like to give thanks to the staff and caregivers of UH Hospice.  In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations be made in his memory to UH Hospice by visiting


10 Tributes to Stephen Lee Gilbert

  1. Marilyn Gilbert says:

    I miss my big brother. He’s out of pain and in a better place. I remember when he was 15 and I was 4, he drove around the block with me sitting on his lap. Don’t think my parents even knew. We lived on a side street with very little traffic. I idolized him when I was little.We got closer as we got older. I keep expecting him to call me on the phone. RIP,bro!

  2. Carol Adler Montesinos says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with the Gilbert family. May his memory be a blessing to all of you.

  3. Dee gilbert says:

    Steve, we love you and you will be missed. Love your sister, dee

    • Dee gilbert says:

      I also remember when I was 16 and dating, steve was 29 and married.
      He was like a second dad and always wanted to check out the guys I dated.

  4. Teresa Lewis says:

    So sorry,,,you will miss him but as Marilyn said He is not suffering…God bless you both!

  5. Donald Gilbert says:

    I miss your Steve, my big brother. I remember when we were kids fighting all the time. I broke his nose once and he broke my front tooth. He loved to drive running big rig trucks for many years. When he would be home on weekends he would go to the drag races to run his fast cars. He is out of pain now like my sister Marilyn said. He is at peace now and i will always remember him. I always loved you Steve.

  6. Stacy Reder says:

    I will miss all his positive encouragement when it came to my horse obsession and will miss the texts asking how my horse and dog are.

  7. Terri Collins says:

    S0 sorry for Steve passing. I did not no Steve well but I have sympathy for your family. May God bless your family.

  8. Lee Osgood says:

    I met Steve on line and we went to Portillos restaurant in Naperville, IL a couple of times. We enjoyed reminiscing about both of our horse days, mine with Saddlebreds and Steve with Morgans. I did not know him very well but he made an impression on me as a smart man and he really knew a lot about horses. I am sorry to hear of his passing.

  9. Kathy Luthe says:

    So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I have very fond memories of him.

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