Irvin Thomas Gilbertson

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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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