Verona – Marietta J. "Mary" Gilbertson, age 72, passed away at UW Hospital, Madison. She was born on December 6, 1940 in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Earl and Henrietta (Franzen) Johnson. Mary grew up in the Bagely, WI area. She was united in marriage to Aubrey Gilbertson on October 3, 1964 in Prairie du Chien. In 1965 they moved to the Verona area, where they began to raise their family. Throughout the years she worked various jobs, including many years at Miller & Sons Grocery Store and most recently at Culver's in Verona.
Mary enjoyed spending time with family, friends and neighbors. She was always looking out for others and willing to help anyone in need. Mary also loved baking, cooking and outings with her daughter, Karen. She always looked forward to the family gatherings.
She is survived by her children: Todd (Jenny) Gilbertson of Belleville, and Karen Gilbertson of Verona; four grandchildren, Amanda (Travis) Martin, Ashley (Donovan) Tonn and Mitchel and Tyler Gilbertson; five great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Brooklyn, Ethan, Evan and Alexia; Don (Tammy) Nelson, father of Amanda and Ashley; two brothers, Everett (Phyllis) Johnson of Verona and John Johnson; two sisters, Shirley Sedlmayr and Irene (Matt) Schauf; and Sue the cat. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey, her parents and her daughter, Beth Gilbertson.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Ryan Funeral Home, Verona Chapel, 220 Enterprise Drive. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday. Burial will follow at Verona Cemetery.
Special thank you to all of the staff in the TLC Unit and Neuro-ICU at UW Hospital, for their kind and caring support.