Born: January 26, 1930 Died: June 12, 2017
Robert Gilbertson, 87,of Morris, passed away early Monday morning, June 12, 2017 at Regency Care of Morris with his family
by his side.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date at the Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris. Inurnment
will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Born on January 26, 1930 in Morris, he was the son of Paul and Anna (Tweet) Gilbertson. He attended Morris High School.
Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Jean Morris on January 15, 1955 in Wood River,
Illinois and the lived all of their married life in Morris. He was employed at the Morris Paper Mill, a rural postal carrier, part time
painter and a member of the local Labor’s Union 75 in construction. He was acting mayor of Morris for 3 years and served 2
terms as alderman in the 4th Ward.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jean; three sons, Robert Gilbertson of Castle Rock, CO, John (Gayla) Gilbertson of
Farmington, MN and Paul Gilbertson of Morris; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Davidson; several
nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his daughter-in-law, Marka Gilbertson in 2013; five brothers; five sisters.
He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he served as an usher and trustee and a member of the Fraternal
Order of Eagles No. 1024.
Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Joliet Area Community Hospice.
For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700.