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Margaret Smith Gilbertson

Margaret Smith Gilbertson

Margaret Gilbertson, 87, of Puposky, MN died Sunday, June 30, 2013 in her home.

Memorial graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Pinewood Dodge Cemetery with Pastor Jay Borchert officiating with a luncheon to follow after at the Pinewood American Legion.

Margaret Smith was born June 10, 1926 in Clearwater County, MN to Arlie and Catherine (Gustafson) Smith. She grew up in Shevlin and attended District 47 School. On October 19, 1946 she married Maurice Gilbertson in Pinewood. She was a mom at home on the farm where she raised her family. She worked at Minnesota Wood Products for over 30 years. Margaret was a very avid quilt maker making quilts for family and others. She generously donated quilts to fundraisers. For over 20 years she made and donated wreaths to the church communities of Debs and Puposky. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and was a 4-H leader for many years.

She is survived by sons, John (Cheryl) Gilbertson of Puposky and Carl (Diane) Gilbertson of Bemidji; daughter, Vernes Walz of Kentucky; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; brothers, George (Dexie) Smith of Bemidji and Thomas (Arlene) Smith of Bemidji and sister, Dorothy Hendrickson of Bemidji.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Gilbertson; 3 brothers, John, Walt and James Smith; 2 sisters, Eva and Alice.

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