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June 19, 2021

5/24/2021 9:01:00 AM
Gilbertson, Delano Lynwood

Delano Lynwood Gilbertson, 86, of Clyde died peacefully, Thursday, May 20, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 9, 1934 in Dodgeville the son of Henry and Elgie (Ladd) Gilbertson. Delano attended the Walty School in Clyde and graduated from the Lone Rock High School in 1951. While in high school he earned the Star Farmer Degree in the State of Wisconsin and the National Star Farmer Degree in Kansas City. He earned these awards because of his work with his Chester White Hogs and his Herford beef herd. After his graduation from high school, Delano attended the UW-Madison farming short course and then served in the National Guard Reserves. On August 9, 1959 he was united in marriage to Patricia Bach at the First Lutheran Church. Delano was the third generation on the family farm and was proud that his son and grandson are carrying on the family farm. He enjoyed hunting, watching his elk, riding his Harley, Sunday drives, and spending time with his family.

Delano is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia of Clyde; Daughter: Louann Gilbertson of Clyde; Son: David (Gwen) Gilbertson of Clyde; Grandchildren: Erik, Alex, Rebecca Gilbertson of Clyde; Great-grandchild: Joshua Gilbertson of Clyde; Sister-in-law: Mary Smith of Vancouver, Washington; Special cousins: Erik (Lynn) Forshaug of Mount Horeb, Rolf (Leigh) Forshaug of Mount Horeb; Special friends: Ray and Bobbi Miller of Texas; Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Delano was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Elgie, brothers and sisters-in-law: Nordeen (Oral) Gilbertson and Peter (Jeane) Bach.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorials in Delano's name be directed to the First Lutheran Church in Lone Rock. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.

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