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December 1, 2020

11/17/2020 3:04:00 PM
Gilbertson, Oral Jean

Oral Jean Gilbertson, age 87 of Spring Green, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Sauk Prairie Healthcare. She was born on June 6, 1933 in Loyal, WI the daughter of John and Frieda (Rohloff) Olsen. Oral attended the one room Pleasant Ridge Grade School. She graduated from Loyal High School in 1951 and 4 years later from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Oral started teaching Home Economics at Spring Green High School in 1955 and after retirement substituted teaching at River Valley High School and Dodgeville High School. She was married on July 13, 1957 to Nordeen M. Gilbertson and was a loyal member of First Lutheran Church in Lone Rock since 1957. Survivors include her four sons, Jesse (Maureen), Brian (Marianne), Merlin (Heather), Dennis (Mary) all of Spring Green; 11 grandchildren, Craig (Sarah) Gilbertson and their children, Destiny and Madison, Carl (Chelsea) Gilbertson and their son, Liam, Sierra (David) Stafford and their children, Paige and Alexi, Mitch (Kelsey) Gilbertson and their children, Blake and Rhett, Nick (Melissa) Smart, Brooke, Trevor, Shelby and Chayse Gilbertson, Kaitlyn Granger and her children, Joshua and Aurora, Whitney Granger; a sister, Bonnie (Marvin) Marg of Marshfield; two brothers-in-law, Glen Bloom of Loyal, WI, Delano (Pat) Gilbertson of Spring Green; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Frieda Olsen, her husband, Nordeen Gilbertson, two sisters, Agnes Bloom, Virgene Dahlby and a brother-in-law, Vern Dahlby. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:00 Noon at the Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green. Pastor Steven Schneider will officiate with burial in the Otter Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 10:30 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home. Face masks and social distancing will be practiced. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church in Lone Rock. A livestream of the service will be available on the Stafford Funeral Homes Facebook page. Online condolences available at The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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