Esther Mae Gilbertson

Esther Mae Gilbertson, 83, of La Crosse passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.

She was born in Bagley, Wis. on Aug. 18, 1029 to LeRoy and Blanche Schamerhorn. She married Gerald Gilbertson on May 17, 1952 in Duncan, Okla. Esther and her husband owned The Roost Tavern in Brownsville, Minn. from 1971 to 1977. Esther enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching game shows and spending time with her grandchildren.

Esther is survived by her son, Steve Gilbertson, La Crosse; daughters, Jill (Jerome) Traff, La Crescent; Kathy Gilbertson, La Crosse and Candy (Terry) Nolan, La Crosse; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald; parents; two brothers, Jack and Billy and son, Jack.

The family would like to thank the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice.

Private services will be held at a later date. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.

You will always be loved and missed, Mom.