Gilbert Heyvaert Birthday


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 12:18 pm
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Gilbert H. Heyvaert, Moline, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Jan. 21, 2013.
This birthday celebration will be Jan. 20 at an open house at the Viking Club in Moline, from noon to 3 p.m.
Gilbert was born in Osco and attended Sacred Heart grade school in Moline and Moline High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on Sept. 11, 1942, and served in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He was a body and fender repairman at various Quad-Cities automobile dealers, retiring in 1985.
Gilbert and Kathleen Jones were married May 28, 1955, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline.
They are the parents of five daughters, Mary (Steve) Gang, Rock Island; Susan Heyvaert, Englewood, Colo.; Christine Ames, Elizabeth, Colo.; Joanne (Christopher) Storbeck, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Donna Heyvaert, Marion, Iowa. There are eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Gilbert and Kathleen are charter members of Christ the King Church in Moline.












 




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