Margaret Louise Gilbertsen
Margaret Louise Gilbertsen
  • June 18, 1921 - February 1, 2015
  • Mesa, Arizona

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Margaret was born June 18, 1921 in Anderson, Indiana and she died peacefully at the age of 93 after a long and full life on February 1, 2015 at her home in Mesa. Arizona.
Margaret was well loved and lived a full life.
Margaret and her family moved to a farm in Waukegan IL in 1939-1940, then returned to Anderson, however her sister and mother had asthma so they moved to Arizona in 1944. In 1947, she married John Gilbertsen and they bought a home on Farmer Ave in Tempe, AZ. In the years following, they lived in both Tempe and Tucson. She and John were married 66 years at the time of John's death. She lived with her daughter Edith Gilbertsen and son-in-law Jude Schauer, since August of 2009.
Margaret had many days of fishing, camping, hiking, dancing, playing cards, crocheting, jewelry making, puzzles and games. She loved long visits with family and friends and a good laugh. Margaret enjoyed the simple things in life. The beauty of the sky in the morning and night were everyday conversations. She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, humor, ginger bread boy cookies and sock monkeys.
Margaret was survived by her beloved daughter Edith Marie Gilbertsen, son-in-law Jude Schauer, the joy of her life grandson Nathan David Schauer, and her sister Marilee Miller and brother-in-law Carl (Pete) Miller, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.