Jul 06, 2022

David Jon Gilgenbach

Posted Jul 06, 2022 3:07 PM

David Jon Gilgenbach was born June 21, 1966, in Norton, KS to John and Dolores (Hillebrand) Gilgenbach. He passed away July 2, 2022, at the age of 56.

Dave grew up in Clayton, KS and graduated from Jennings High School in 1984. He always enjoyed working on the farm with his brothers. Dave went on to own his own trucks and was an over-the-road truck driver for many years. One of the highlights of his trucking career was getting the privilege of hauling the Remington statues that are located at the Norton Public Library. Most recently, he was working for Ag Valley as a truck driver. Dave enjoyed sharing about the places he’d been with his family. In his spare time, he enjoyed being on the road, whether it was riding his bike or cruising in his Camaro.

Dave married Linda Wentling on June 8, 2022, in Norton, KS. He got to know the true joys of being a grandfather after getting to spend time with Linda’s children and grandchildren. Dave had a very special relationship with his nephew, Alec, his wife Sabrina and their two girls, and loved spending time with them. He always loved bringing smiles to children’s faces. Dave loved spoiling his nieces and nephews when they were younger, their children now and his grandchildren, seeing how excited they were meant everything to him.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the American Legion Riders of Norton, and the Sons of the American Legion of Jennings.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Linda of Norton, KS; siblings: Linda Scheetz of Norton, KS, Larry (Lois) Gilgenbach of Sierra Vista, AZ, Joan (Tim) Dickinson of Salina, KS, Pam Davis of Marysville, KS, Bev (Scott) Burd of Burdett, KS, and John (Susan) Gilgenbach of Norton, KS, and many other relatives and friends.

The family has chosen cremation with memorial services to be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with services and may be sent to Plumer-Gobber Funeral Home, 215 W. Main St., Norton, KS. Condolences may be left at www.plumergobber.com