Gerald Lake Tilton, 71, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Manor Care in West Des Moines. Gerald was born December 1, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa to William and Eileen (Beckworth) Tilton. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marjorie Tilton; son, Donald Tilton (Laura); daughters Kim Withers (Terry), Dennise Van Gundy(Chris Garmon), and Barbara Bonds (William); fourteen grandchildren; twin brother, Greg Tilton; sisters, Marilyn Daughenbaugh, Barbara Teer, Cindy Harryman, and Barbara Wessel; Philip Tilton and Kim Dowd; as well as many extended family and friends. \nHe was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Savanna; sister, Ann Tilton; Jim Angel and Randall Bougher. \nA viewing will be held from1-3pm, Monday, December 31, 2018 at the Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle.