Donald Lee Gilbertson

Donald Lee Gilbertson, age 82, Gillett, entered into rest on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Evergreen Nursing Home in Shawano.

 

He was born at home in the Town of Green Valley on June 20, 1936, a son of the late William and Pauline (Hansen) Gilbertson.  Donald attended local schools.  He married Laurice F. (Madison) on June 21, 1958 and together they raised three children.  For Donald, farming was his life and he and Laurice farmed for many years in the Town of Gillett.

 

Donald was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church and served in many capacities over the years, including the church council.  In earlier years, he played church dart ball and had been involved with 4-H.  Donald never had a harsh word for anyone and had many friends.  He always wore a smile and had a great sense of humor.  He will be sadly missed.

 

Donald is survived by his children: Colleen (Ronnie) Thomson, Janalee (Jesse) Jenerou and Kyle (Robin) Gilbertson; his grandchildren: John (special friend Nicki) Zeitler, Justin (special friend Haley) Coppens, Jason (Ashley) Zeitler, Megan Coppens, Nicholas Thomson, Jordan Thomson, Madison Thomson, Amanda Jenerou and Parker Jenerou.  He also leaves his great-grandchildren: Emma, Joanna and Abigael, a sister Carol (Keith) Hansen, a sister-in-law Christine Gilbertson, a brother-in-law Jacob Prahl as well as many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Laurice of over 54 years, his sisters: Margaret (Leonard) Hicks and Charlotte Prahl and his brother Charles Gilbertson.

 

The family sends special thanks to the staff of Serenity Gardens for making Donald feel like part of the “family”.  The family also thanks Evergreen of Shawano as well as the ThedaCare Hospice team.

 

Friends and relatives may call on the family on THURSDAY, September 27, 2018 from 5 to 8 PM at LEGACY FUNERAL CHAPELS (108 E. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124).  Visitation will continue FRIDAY, September 28, 2018 from 9 to 10:45 AM at BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH (N6955 County Road BB, Oconto Falls, WI 54154).  A funeral service will follow at 11 AM with Pastor Bill Gruenstern officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with a reception and meal to follow in the church hall.

 

Services

Visitation

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

5 to 8 PM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 East Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124

Visitation

Friday, September 28th, 2018

9 to 10:45 AM

Bethel Lutheran Church

N 6955 County Road BB

Oconto Falls, WI 54154

Funeral Service

Friday, September 28th, 2018

11 AM

Bethel Lutheran Church

N 6955 County Road BB

Oconto Falls, WI 54154

Graveside Service

Friday, September 28th, 2018

12 Noon

Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery

N 6955 County Road BB

Oconto Falls, WI 54154

2 entries on “Donald Lee Gilbertson

  1. Deepest Sympathy to his family!
    I have many good memories of him .We shared the same Birthday and he loved his Cedar Crest Ice Cream. He always enjoyed the 4 wheel rides with Pat to his old farm. Robin play piano and sing with Mary. I will never forget playing games and activities with Donny Bean bag toss was one of his favorites. But the KerPlunk game was the Best! I will never forget you Donny. I was blessed to have known you. You have a wonderful family that cared very deeply for you! God Bless you!

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