Tamara Kay “Tammy” (Reinoehl) Gilbert, age 52, of Ashley passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Gilbert was born on May 29, 1969 in Auburn to Max and Sharon (Rinehold) Reinoehl. Tammy attended Fairfield Elementary School and was a 1987 graduate of DeKalb High School and then went on to graduate from International Business College in Fort Wayne.
She married Steve Gilbert on October 23, 1993. He resides in Ashley.
Over the years Tammy worked at Electron in Hamilton, Auburn Gear and MSD of Steuben County as the secretary for the food service manager for the last 20 years. She was respected as a very efficient secretary throughout her career. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Ashley and she was a member of the DeKalb County 4H in Fairfield Township.
Tammy was a devoted wife, mother, grandma, daughter and sister. She loved spending time with her two precious granddaughters. She was handy at fixing anything. She liked driving skid loaders, could do car repairs, loved her pets, enjoyed working outdoors, loved nature and she was a great cook. She had a heart full of faith, joy, humor and love. Tammy’s lasting legacy is her family. She was always quick to give praise to children savoring in their accomplishments. She cherished family time, enjoying her little granddaughters. Family always came first.
For those fortunate enough to know her, Tammy will be remembered as a gentle and happy soul. Tammy will be greatly missed, an immeasurable loss to those who loved her.
Her husband of 27 years; Steve Gilbert of Ashley
Son and daughter-in-law; Kody and Carmen Gilbert of Butler.
Son and his fiancé; Kendall Gilbert and Ashley Dibling of Butler.
Two granddaughters; Sutton Gilbert and Laken Gilbert and a grandson due at any time.
Her parents; Max and Sharon Reinoehl of Ashley.
Brother; Todd Reinoehl and Carla Kelley of Granger, Indiana.
Brother and sister-in-law; Troy and Lara Reinoehl of Pine, Colorado.
Niece; Jamie and Ryan Grate (Willow and Audrey Grate) of Corunna.
Niece; Sydney Reinoehl of Pine, Colorado.
Niece; Kyla Reinoehl of Pine, Colorado.
Mother-in-law; Diane R. Gilbert of Butler.
Many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Carl and Lorraine (Likens) Rinehold and Harold and Hilda (Smith) Reinoehl and father-in-law; Robert L. Gilbert.
Private family graveside services will be held at Fairfield Cemetery in Corunna. It was Tammy’s wishes to be cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorial Donations may be made to the St. John’s United Church of Christ, 0027 CR 23, Ashley, Indiana 46705 and the DeKalb County Humane Society, 5221 US 6, Butler, Indiana 46721
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo.
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