Irvin Thomas Gilbertson


Irvin Thomas Gilbertson, 83, Rapid City, passed away on Nov. 7, 2020. Gilbertson was born on the family farm near Erwin, S.D. He worked for many years as a meat cutter. He enjoyed camping with his family, hunting, fishing and coaching his two sons’ baseball teams. Gilbertson was a big supporter of all of his grandchildren’s activities.

Gilbertson is survived by his wife of 64 years, Fern Gilbertson; children, Rodney Gilbertson, Kevin Gilbertson and Shellie (Jeff) Ward; 9 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren and his sisters, Jean (Delbert) Zambon and June Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Olivia (Frankie) Gilbertson; great grandson; his sister, Joan Hiatt; brother-in-law, James Taylor; daughter-in-law, Vicki Gilbertson; a niece and a nephew

Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery.


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