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Richard L.  Gilbertsen

Obituary for Richard L. Gilbertsen

December 15, 1957 - January 16, 2017
McHenry, Illinois | Age 59


Richard L. Gilbertsen, age 59, of McHenry, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 in McHenry. He was born on December 15, 1957, son of the late Chester and June (Corwin) Gilbertsen.
Richard worked as a Union Painter, retiring after 30 years. He had a love for hockey, fishing, and feeding the birds. Richard enjoyed bicycling and taking long trips to Lake Geneva. He will always be remembered as a loving father and as a caring and giving man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his children: Olivia Ruggero Gilbertsen (Alex Forgette) and Logan (Sophia) Gilbertsen, and his granddaughter, Claire Gilbertsen. He is further survived by his brother, Edward Gilbertsen, ex-wife, Margaret Ruggero Gilbertsen, and three nephews.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Juszkiewicz.
Visitation will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm with a memorial service beginning at 7:00pm at Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory 591 Ridgeview Dr. McHenry, IL. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Richard's name may be made to his family.

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