Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Obituary: Marjorie R. (Mueller) Gilbertson

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN - Marjorie R. Gilbertson, age 86, of Prairie du Chien, died suddenly Sunday December 13, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Prairie du Chien. Marjorie was born April 9, 1923, in Madison, to Arthur and Lillian (Walsh) Mueller. She graduated from Central High School in Madison. She married Thomas Gilbertson on June 23, 1944, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison. She worked as a secretary for Ellis-Arneson Insurance in Madison, and later in the claims department for American Family Insurance also in Madison. They moved to Prairie du Chien in 1988. Marjorie was active in Bible study, choir and taught Sunday school. She loved to work with her flowers and enjoyed eating out. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; a daughter, Patty (Rick) Hamann of Prairie du Chien; a son, Jim Gilbertson of Cottage Grove; a brother, William (Sylvia) Mueller of Madison; a nephew and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother, Coletta. Services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday December 17, 2009, at ST. PETER EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH in Prairie du Chien, with a burial at a later date in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Madison. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 p.m . to 8 p.m. at THORNBURG-HANSON FUNERAL HOME in Prairie du Chien, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 15, 2009

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