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Frances Elizabeth (Hendershott) Severson Gilbert

November 5, 1914 ~ February 25, 2018 (age 103)

Frances Gilbert, age 103, of Ostrander passed away February 25, 2018 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab Center.

Memorial Service for Frances Gilbert will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday March 16, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander with Rev Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will take place in the Carimona Cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11 A.M. Friday prior to the service at the church.

Frances Elizabeth Hendershott was born November 5, 1914 in Carimona, MN to Frank L and Minnie Estelle (King) Hendershott.   Frances married Leonard Severson in 1934.  Leonard died in 1971.  Frances married Arthur Gilbert in 1973.  Arthur died in 1999.

Frances attended Carimona District #68 school for 8 years, Preston high school for 4 years and 1 year of Normal Training in Preston, MN.

During her working years she was employed by the Welfare Office of Fillmore County in Preston, MN.  After to moving to Depew, NY she worked for the Westinghouse Corporation and Twin Industries Corporation.  After moving back to Preston, she worked for Ebert Hardware.

Frances loved to do handiwork.  She knitted, crocheted, made quilts, did counted cross stitch and sewed before her hands didn’t allow her to do so any more.  She loved her church and very much missed going as she aged.  She was an active member of the Trinity Ladies Circle quilting group, Do Day Quilters.  She loved to play cards, dance and to get in the car and just ride.  We often ended up in someone’s barnyard and we would just laugh and laugh.

Frances is survived by her children Jane Frances (Allan) Krueger of Cresco, IA, and Julia Ann Fackrell of Cresco, IA; Stepsons Warren (Edie) Gilbert of Columbia, MO, Maynard Gilbert of Quitman, TX, and Randy (Terri) Gilbert of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren: Sally Ann (David) Hruska of Cresco, IA, Linda Kay (Danny) Schultz of Redwing, MN, Lauren Keith Pickett (Amy Gerls) of Iowa Falls, IA, and Tammy Ann (Mark) Dumler of Enumclaw, WA;  12 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and a very special friend Carol Kohn of Ostrander. Frances is also survived by many step-grandchildren and step-great and great, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Frances was preceded in death by her son Lawrence Eugene Severson, son-in-law Joseph Fackrell and Keith Pickett, stepson Steven Gilbert, grandchildren Michael Alan Pickett and Jeffrey Allen Offhaus, sisters Lois (William) Holton and Gladys (Louis) Grebin and a brother Kenneth (Pearl) Hendershott. 

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