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21 S. Austin Road
Janesville, WI 53548
Phone: (608) 752-2444
Fax: (608) 754-7780
Richard Gilbertson

Richard E. Gilbertson

Sunday, September 7th, 1958 - Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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Richard E. Gilbertson, age 61, a lifelong resident of Janesville, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, September 19, 2019 at Mercyhealth Hospital & Trauma Center. He was born September 7, 1958 in Janesville, the son of the late Robert D. & Kathryn K. (Johnson) Gilbertson. He attended schools in Janesville, and was a graduate of Parker High School, Class of 1976.
On October 23, 1982 he married the former Donna R. Meehan at Peace Lutheran Church in Janesville.
Gilby has worked as a driver, recruiter and most recently as a dispatcher for Blackhawk Transport Co. for the last 22 years until his passing.
He was an avid hunter, and always looked forward to that special week in November when hunting season arrived! He enjoyed tinkering around in his garage and working on cars. Gilby loved playing cards, and especially euchre. His family meant the world to him and spending time with them was his greatest joy, especially with his beloved grandchildren!
He was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church.
Gilby is survived by his loving wife, Donna; his 2 children, Brent (Amanda) Gilbertson, and Tia Gilbertson, both of Janesville; his sister, Kathy (Russ) Filip, of Sun City Center, FL; his 3 beloved grandchildren, Joslynn, Marcus, and Benson “WaWa”; his mother-in-law, Delores “Dee” Meehan; his 3 brothers-in-law, Randy (Jill) Meehan, Terry (Lori) Meehan, and Al (Denise) Meehan; and by nieces, nephews, and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Scot Gilbertson, his father-in-law, Joseph Meehan, and his nephew, Ryan Copeland.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1550 S. Osborne Ave., with Rev. Richard Lehmann officiating. Entombment will follow in Milton Lawns Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, and from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday at the CHURCH.
Gilby’s family would like to extend their sincerest thanks and appreciation to his P.E.T. team, to Dr. Shaikh, Mary, Jill, and Key for their wonderful care and compassion.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Peace Lutheran Church
    Address
    1550 S. Osborne Ave.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53546
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Peace Lutheran Church
    Address
    1550 S. Osborne Ave.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53546
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    Officiant
    Rev. Richard Lehmann
  • Interment

    Location
    Milton Lawns Memorial Park
    Address
    2200 Milton Ave.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53545
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  • Reception

    Location
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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