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February 26, 2020

1/15/2020 3:36:00 PM
Mary Ellen Gilbertson

Mary Ellen Gilbertson, 84, of Lake Wilson, the mother of Jeffery Gilbertson of Windom, died Jan. 7, 2020, at Murray County Medical Center in Slayton.
Funeral services were Monday at St. Mary's Church in Lake Wilson with Father Thien Nguyen officiating.
Special music was provided by Group Therapy.
Pallbearers were her grandchildren.
Interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Lake Wilson.
Mary Ellen Anderson was born Feb. 13, 1935, to Fred and Verena (Heinemenn) Anderson in Colton, S.D. She grew up on the family farm near Dell Rapids, S.D., and graduated from St. Mary's High School.
In 1955, Mary Ellen married Arvin Gilbertson at St. Mary's Church in Dell Rapids. They farmed north of Lake Wilson and Mary Ellen worked as a bookkeeper for Barry Construction.
In the early 1980s, she began working in the office of the Slayton Manor.
In 1996, Mary Ellen and Arvin moved to Lake Wilson.
Mary Ellen was a member of St. Mary's Church in Lake Wilson where she served as Eucharist Minister and was a member of the CCW. She also was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Lake Wilson American Legion Auxiliary, Iona Quilting Group, Laddie's Angels, the Birthday Club and several card clubs.
She enjoyed spending time with her family; watching sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings; sister parties; living on the lake; and celebrating her favorite holidays, the Fourth of July and Christmas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvin in 2013; a sister, Alverda Huntimer; and a brother, Curtis Anderson.
Survivors include her four children: Ed (Teresa) Gilbertson of Slayton, Jeffery (Denise) Gilbertson of Windom; Darla (Keith) Selken of Brandon, S.D.; and Brian (Robin) Gilbertson of Lake Wilson; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and six siblings: Betty Bunkers of Dell Rapids, S.D.; Alice Doherty of Larchwood, Iowa; Judy Jordan of New York City, N.Y.; Karen Oveson of Sun City West, Ariz.; Jeanne (Dennis) Carder of Loveland, Colo.; and Lee (Marlys) Anderson of Trent, S.D.

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