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Bernice M. Gilbert

March 25, 1920 September 30, 2008
Bernice M. Gilbert
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Obituary for Bernice M. Gilbert

Bernice M. Gilbert, resident of the United Pioneer Home in Luck, WI, died Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at the age of 88. Bernice was born on March 25, 1920, to Bert and Sadie Nelson of New Effington, SD. She married Donald Allen Gilbert on May 11, 1939. They moved to Rosholdt, SD, where they owned and operated Al's grocery store. In 1947 they moved to Willernie, MN, where they made their home for the next 28 years. They retired to Luck, WI, in 1975. Bernice was a Sunday School teacher at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN, for many years. She was a volunteer for the Girl Scouts and was an Avon Representative for more then 20 years. Bernice was also a Breast Cancer Survivor. She was always an avid baker and an expert ‘shop til you drop’ gal. Most of all Bernice enjoyed spending her time with family and friends where her smiles and laughter will always be remembered. She was preceded in death by husband, Donald Gilbert; father, Bert Nelson; mother, Sadie Nelson; and brother, Orril Nelson. She is survived by three children, Sharon O’Malley (James), James Gilbert (Vicky), and Lori Pardun; six grandchildren, Shaun O’Malley (Christina), Dawn Donnelly (Tom), Shannon O'Malley-Miller (Jeff), Michael O’Malley, Christina Gilbert and Tanya Pardun; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild; two brothers, Barton Nelson and Curtis Nelson (Audrey). Visitation will be held at Luck Lutheran Church in Luck, WI, on Saturday, October 4th, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow beginning at 2 p.m. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck, Wisconsin, was entrusted with funeral arrangements. For information call 715-472-2444.

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