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Arnold L. Gilbertson

October 04, 1929 - June 19, 2016

Prayer Service - Thursday

June 23, 2016
- 7:00 PM

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Visitation - Thursday

June 23, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Memorial Service - Friday

June 24, 2016
- 1:00 PM

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Arnold L. Gilbertson

October 04, 1929 - June 19, 2016


Arnold L. Gilbertson, 86, Hillsboro, ND passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Fargo.

Arnold was born to Gutfred and Bertha (Sorum) Gilbertson on October 4, 1929 in Hillsboro. He attended school in Caledonia and received his GED. Arnold married Peggy Bakke in Enderlin, ND on August 23, 1953.

Arnold served in Korea with the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard and upon returning to Hilllsboro continued service with the National Guard for 30 years. He spent his life working in Hillsboro and enjoyed sports particularly golf and coaching the Legion team.

Arnold is survived by his wife of 62 years, Peggy; children, Teresa (Bohn Dunbar) Gilbertson, Colorado, Kathleen (Dennis) Duval, Hillsboro, ND, Lindsey Gilbertson, Hillsboro; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Gladys Smaby, Fargo; sister-in-law, Blenda Gilbertson, Hillsboro.

He was preceded in death by his 7 brothers and 1 sister.

There will be a prayer service at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m. Thursday with visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Hillsboro with visitation from 12:00 to 1:00 Friday.


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4 responses to “Arnold L. Gilbertson”

  1. Trent Liska says:

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Arnie I really liked him it was nice to visit it with him when I would stop over at the house

  2. Laura Qualey says:

    I have many memories of Arnie and Peggy growing up when we were neighbors in Hillsboro even though it was so many years ago. Sending all of you love.

  3. Shane Tibiatowski says:

    Great memories as a child with both him and Peggy. Time goes by so fast then all of a sudden it stops when something like this happens, you reflect and wish you could go back just for a day. I looked up to and respected this man. I know he is at peace now and hanging out with grandpa Whitey and the rest of his siblings. God bless and lots of love.
    Shane Tibiatowski

  4. Geneva Knudson says:

    I made a donation to Hospice in memory of my friend Arnie. They were a comfort when our daughter died. Mike Knudson.

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