Gilbert F. Testolin 91,life long resident of Nevada, passed away at his residence in Yerington on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
Gilbert was born March 10, 1921 in Fallon to Antonio and Italia Testolin. He was one of their seven children. He graduated from Churchill county High School. He was always involved in farming. Gilbert loved the land, farming and gardening was his joy. In the early days he owned and operated his own farm in Fallon, milking cows, growing crops. He had lived in Yerington since the early 70's, working for the Frade farms. He had many jobs on the farm but he was most known for the garden he grew every year.
Preceded in death by his parents; brother,Tony Testolin; sisters, Norma Testolin; Marie Guazzini; Catherine Testoline; Ida Pieretti; grandson, Seth Stauffer.
Gilbert is survived by his wife of 40 years, Alice Testolin of Yerington; sister, Grace Ricci; children; Dorothy Stauffer; Gene (Kathy) Testolin; Wayne (Barbara) Testolin; Nancy (Tom) Ebert; grandchildren, Antonio Testolin; Jessica Testolin; Kathy Testolin; Shane Hill; Shannon Hill; sister-in-law, Beulah Testolin and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family requests that you plant something in his memory or donations may be make in Gilbert's memory to Friends of Hospice 248 Idaho 52 Payette, Id.83661-5536.
Visitation will be on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 12 PM at The Gardens Chapel with service to be at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Churchill County Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775 423-8928