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Bruce Gilbertson

August 15, 1954 — August 23, 2020

Bruce Gilbertson, age 66, of Barnesville, MN, died on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo following a heart attack while cutting wood in rural Barnesville on Thursday.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Friday, August 28, 2020 held at Assumption Catholic Church in Barnesville, MN with Rev. Chris Leach officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Barnesville.

Visitation will be held 5-8 PM Thursday at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Bruce Allen was born on August 15, 1954 to Harvey and Joyce (Severson) Gilbertson in Moorhead, MN. He grew up and attended school in Barnesville graduating in 1972. He married Cathy Nosal in November of 1972. They made their home in Barnesville and to this union two children were born, Carl and Toni. As a young man, he worked at Farmers Oil, Nosal's Red Owl, and then had a long career with Pepsi, in Fergus Falls, Yankton, SD, and Pierre, SD. He returned home to Barnesville in 2011 and worked for JC Penney in Fargo, and most recently worked for K & M Tires.

He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, and the OSLC Brotherhood. Bruce will be remembered for his focus on family and a hard work ethic. He was always willing to lend a hand to family or friends. He was a true farmer at heart.

Bruce is survived by two children: Carl Gilbertson, of Barnesville, Toni (Justin) Chase, of Oconomowoc, WI, granddaughter Ryleigh Chase of Madison, WI, his mother Joyce of Barnesville; four brothers John (Debbie) Gilbertson of Barnesville, Minnesota, Ed (Patty) Gilbertson of Barnesville, Howard (Tammy Gerber) Gilbertson of West Fargo, and Dennis (Beth) Gilbertson of West Fargo, several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Harvey and infant brother Leslie.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, August 27, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Dobmeier Funeral & Cremation Service

202 Front St N, Barnesville, MN 56514

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 28, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Assumption Catholic Church

307 Front St N, Barnesville, MN 56514

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