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Gilbert John Beretta
October 22, 2018
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Gilbert John Beretta

Services at the graveside for Gilbert John Beretta, 89, of Kilgore will be held at 2pm on Friday, October 26, 2018 in the Kilgore Memorial Gardens. Mr. Beretta completed his earthly journey on Monday, September 22, 2018 in Henderson.

Gilbert was born on September 18, 1929, in Lexington, MO, to John and Josephine Beretta. He loved the Lord and was a faithful Roman Catholic, serving as an altar boy and caring for the church facilities with his brother. Gilbert faithfully served in the US Air Force as a medic. Upon returning home he and his wife started their family. He worked for Ford Motor Company and retired as a supervisor. Gilbert was a dedicated Boy Scout leader, leading Troop 318. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, gardening and traveling. Being of Italian descent, he enjoyed the opportunity that he had to travel to Italy where he connected with family and learned of his heritage. His family was the source of his strength and spending time with them was when he was happiest. Loving and Living life to the fullest he was a faithful and loving son, brother, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives that he has touched.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Wanda Beretta; children, Deborah Wedgeworth and husband Don, Brian (Kent) Beretta, grandchildren, Michelle Laney and husband Jeff, Dezarae Kennedy and husband Travis, Braden Beretta; great grandchildren, Arial, Brianna, Corbyn, Caiden, Kobe; great-great-grandchildren, Sophie, Chayton, Dakota; sisters, Mary Grechus and Alice Summerlin. Also, left to carry on his legacy are numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other loving family members.

Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Joseph, Johnny and Rudy Beretta, sister Caroline Crow, great-great granddaughter Meika Brooke Schill.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.


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Gilbert John Beretta
October 22, 2018
 
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Services at the Graveside
Kilgore Memorial Gardens
Hwy 31 West
Kilgore, TX  75662
Friday, October 26, 2018
2 pm
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Kilgore Memorial Gardens
Hwy 31 West
Kilgore, TX  75662
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