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James "Jim" Gilbertson

James "Jim" Gilbertson

February 10, 2018

Jesus gently called a great man, James Allen Gilbertson ”Buff”,  beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and citizen to his heavenly home on February 10, 2018 with his family and caring staff at his side.

Jim was born on August 7, 1948 in Eau Claire to the late Allen and Clarice (Peterson) Gilbertson. Jim was a kind, thoughtful and wise man that was dedicated and hard working, retiring in 2012 from WRR. Jim enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and hunting but most of all he cherished the love of his family. 

Jim is survived by his wife of 43 years Roxi, children Jayme Gilbertson (Todd Norrell) and Bryan Gilbertson. Grandchildren, Brianna Insteness, Madison Tucci and Kamryn Still. Also survived by his brother Steve (Leslie Patrow), sister in law Sherry Jenkins, brothers in law Fred (Laurie) Hoversholm, Erick (Grace) Hoversholm.  Many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and their families. His intelligence, sense of humor, optimism, whimsy, and love of God and Goldfish will be missed by all.

There will be no funeral services per Jim’s request.  A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Jim’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to each and every employee of Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center for the ongoing care, compassion and love they gave Jim and his family in his final months.