Marlys LaVonne Gilbertson

Marlys Gilbertson, age 83, of St. James passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James.

Funeral services will be 10:30am, Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Augustana Lutheran Church in St. James with Rev. Kathleen Ulland-Klinkner officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. James.

Visitation will be at the church beginning at 9:30am Thursday.

Marlys LaVonne Roiland was born in Madison, Minnesota on November 11, 1935 the daughter of Ted and Esther (Nelson) Roiland. Marlys grew up on the family farn in the Louisburg area she graduated from Appleton High School. She then went to work in the bank where she work for several years and met Dick Gilbertson. The couple were married on November 17, 1962 in Louisburg. The couple made their home in Arco, MN, for several years before moving to St. James where they raised their family.

Marlys enjoyed tending her flower garden, was an active member at Augustana Lutheran Church where she was involved in ladies circle. She loved to visit with neighbors, friends and family.

She is survived by her husband Dick Gilbertson of St. James, son Pete Gilbertson of St. James, brothers and sisters; Alvin (Barb) Roiland of Atwater, Betty (Jerry) Stensrud of Madison, Gary (Mary) Roiland of Louisburg, Mark (Mary) Roiland of St. Cloud, Wanda (Steve) Dalehlin of Spokane, WA, Dawn Roiland of Willmar, and sister-in-law Marge Roiland of Chokio. She is preceded in death by her son Rick, parents and brother Don.