Lenise "Lynn" Ann Gilbert

1955 - 2021

Deatsville, Alabama


Lenise “Lynn” Ann Gilbert, was born on February 15, 1955 in Belle Fourche, SD to Neilo and Gladys (Stensland) Oja, and passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on July 28, 2021.

Lynn graduated from Harding County High School in 1973 and attended June’s Beauty College in 1974. She joined the United States Air Force and served proudly from 1978 until 1982. Lynn met the love of her life, Randy Gilbert at Castle Air Force Base, and they married in Carson City, NV on March 2, 1980. Together they had 3 children, Brandon and Brent, and Brittany.

Lynn worked in Communications in the Air Force and was a proud veteran. After her service ended, she and Randy made their family home in Mitchell, SD, where she worked for 19 years at Graphic Packaging as a Quality Inspector. In 2016, Lynn and Randy moved to Pine Level, Alabama, where they enjoyed their retirement. Lynn was extremely proud of her children and her grandchildren were the light of her life. Lynn loved to spend time with friends, shopping, reading, spending time with her grandchildren.

Grateful for having shared her life is husband of 41 years Randy, children Brandon (Michelle) Gilbert of Millbrook, AL, Brent Gilbert, of Mitchell, SD, and Brittany (Jeremy) Puepke, of Worthing, SD, brothers, Dean Oja of Hill City, SD, and Larry (Cathy) Oja of Aledo, TX, and sisters Dorothy (Ed) Mayberry of Miles City, MT, and Del Sexton of Belle Fourche, SD, sister in law Francis (Robert) Idrogo of Mt View, AR, grandchildren, Shawn and Dylan Gilbert of Millbrook, AL and Brooklyn and Jordan Puepke of Worthing, SD, numerous nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends.

Lynn was preceded in death by her parents, both sets of grandparents, sister-in-law Lola Oja, and nephew Jason Sexton.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Mitchell, SD. Donations are welcome to be made in her honor to the American Stroke Association and/or the American Cancer Society.

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Marilyn Gunnare

August 2, 2021 3:56 PM

Randy and family, I was saddened to see the announcement of Lynn's passing. Lynn always was so upbeat and always a smile on her face.......a big smile!! She was someone you could always count on to say hello when you saw her around Mitchell. I send you my sincere sympathy. 

Kristy Ozanne

July 31, 2021 6:59 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Lynn was a great person who easily brought smiles to many faces. I hadn't seen Lynn since right before the Alabama move, but she was in my thoughts a lot. She will surely be missed by many. ❤️

Janice Dunleavey

July 31, 2021 5:03 PM

Lynn will remain forever in my heart . My thoughts and prayers go out to the family
Janice Dunleavey

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DiAnna stenerson gray

July 31, 2021 10:55 AM

Lenise and I sat next to each other playing clarinets and she could really play. We goofed off a little. And purposely squealed them ! So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful classmate of 1973.

Kim Barker

July 30, 2021 6:49 AM

I would like to give my deepest condolences to the family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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