Herbert V. Gilbertson
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Formerly of Holt, MI
Herbert V. Gilbertson, 93, died March 28, 2014. He was born December 21, 1920 to Christian and Myrtle (Aleckson) Gilbertson in Whitehall, WI. Herbert was a long standing active member in many Lutheran Church communities, most recently at All Saints Lutheran Church in Mason. He was a proud member of Merchant Marines prior to and during WWII. Herbert and Geraldine lived in Roseville, CA from 1963 until they returned to Holt, MI in 2000. He was a great storyteller, and always had a joke to tell. Herbert was preceded in death by his wife Geraldine in 2010, and nephew Ronald Matteson. Surviving are many nieces and nephews, James (Connie) Stewart, Diane (Dave) Jones, Mark (Sherri) Stewart, Candy (Jeff) Watson, Judith (John) Murphy, Kevin (Rene) Matteson, and Reta Matteson; many great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 720 W. South St, Mason, MI, 48854 officiated by Pastor Matthew Titus. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens following the service. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Eaton County Community Palliative Care, 2675 South Cochran Rd, Charlotte, MI, 48813 or Great Lakes Hospice Foundation, 900 Cooper Street, Jackson, MI 49202, in memory of Herbert Gilbertson.
The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI. On-line condolences may be made at www.grbdmason.com
Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 31, 2014