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George “Roger” Gilbert

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

George “Roger” Gilbert

Mr Gilbert, age 77, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, April 19, 2013 after a lengthy illness.

George Roger Gilbert was born November 4, 1935 at St Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. to George Walter Gilbert and Clarice Hillestead Gilbert. He attended school in Spring Valley and was united in marriage to Ramona Ruud on August 1, 1955.

Roger worked at Land O’ Lakes in Spring Valley where he retired as Chief Boiler Engineer after 43 years. A true outdoorsman, Roger was an avid trout fisherman, trapper and hunter, hunting rattlesnake and ginseng in years past. He also loved to ride motorcycles and was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church.

. Roger was a quiet, gentle and honest man and also a great steward of the land. His greatest joys in life were his wife, children and family.

He is survived by his wife Ramona Gilbert of Spring Valley, son Roger Daniel (Susan) Gilbert of Spring Valley and daughter Lavonne Knutson (Steven Kraling) of Ostrander, Minn, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two siblings Patricia (Robert) Grabau of Stewartville, Minn. and Marilyn Gehrking of Spring Valley. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Lucy Gilbert, a son-in-law and a great-grandson.

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