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James N. Gilbertson

April 18, 1945 — August 18, 2023

Deerfield

Deerfield- James N. Gilbertson, age 78, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, August 18, 2023.

Jim was a fun loving guy who enjoyed having a good time. He always had a joke to tell and a quick laugh. Family was important to Jim. He was very involved in his children’s activities, both in school and in the community. He enjoyed being involved with 4H and teaching woodworking to 4H youth. Jim enjoyed the out of doors, camping, fishing, boating, and hiking. He loved planning yearly family trips, always with some “history” involved. Family gatherings included an exciting game of cards or a board game. Jim was an avid baseball fan and loved watching the Brewers.

Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sandy; three children, Rachel (Maxwell) Holmquist, Julie (Mike) Emrick, and Matthew (Andrea) Gilbertson; eight grandchildren, Emma, Maddox, Parker, Zane, Aina, Lilah, Paige, and Isaac; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Esther Gilbertson; brothers, Ron, David, and Dennis; and sister, Geraldine.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at St. Paul’s Liberty Lutheran Church, 3494 Oak Park Road, Deerfield. Burial, with Military honors, will follow in the church cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, following the burial, in the church Education Center. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at the church, and from 10:00 AM until the time of services Thursday at church.

A special thank you to Jim’s caregiver for the last five years, Courtney, special driver Nora, and to the Madison VA Hospital and staff.

As Jim always said, "Peace, Joy, Harmony"

Please share your memories of Jim by posting in his Guestbook.

Cress Funeral Services

201 Bue Street, PO Box 376, Deerfield

(608) 764-5369

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Paul's Liberty Lutheran Church

3494 Oak Park Rd, Deerfield, WI 53531

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Visitation

Thursday, August 24, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul's Liberty Lutheran Church

3494 Oak Park Rd, Deerfield, WI 53531

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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 24, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

St. Paul's Liberty Lutheran Church

3494 Oak Park Rd, Deerfield, WI 53531

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