Loren F. Gilbertson, Janesville, WI (1938-2014)
July 16, 1938 - August 29, 2014
Loren F. Gilbertson, age 76, a lifelong Janesville resident, passed away early Friday morning, August 29, 2014 at his home. Loren was born July 16, 1938 in Janesville, the son of the late Otto & Elizabeth (Bloedel) Gilbertson. He was a graduate of St. Paul's Lutheran Church School, and was a graduate of Janesville High School, Class of 1957. He then attended Madison Business College, and graduated with an Associate's Degree in Accounting. He served in the Wisconsin National Guard, and was called to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Loren worked for over 37 years for the Rock County Highway Dept. as an Accountant in their business office. He also was the co-owner of the Lavender & Lace Gift Shop with his wife, Linda.
On October 10, 1964, he married the former Linda L. Fox at Trinity Lutheran Church, Beloit. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Loren was a devoted and loving family man, as his family was the center of his life. He enjoyed camping, and enjoyed nothing more than his getaways! He was an avid sports fan, especially the Packers and Brewers!
Loren is survived by his wife, Linda, his 2 sons, Paul (Brenda) Gilbertson, of Valrico, FL, and Mark (Bobbi Cook) Gilbertson, of Janesville, his sister, Karen (Dick) Kosinski, of Union Grove, WI, his 2 sisters-in-law, Gail (Larry) Wilson, of Elkhorn, WI, and Kathy (Stan) Wand, of Warren, IL, his 3 grandchildren, Nicholas, Shawnna, and Mariah, his 2 great-grandchildren, Addison and Lucia, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Vera & Elmer Fox, and by several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, with Rev. Daniel Decker officiating. Burial will take place in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call on Tuesday from 12:30 until 1:30 P.M. at the FUNERAL HOME.
Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Rd., (608)752-2444