(8/2/12) Leanne Marie Gilbertson, 53, of Madison and formerly of Arcadia died on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at her home.
Leanne was born on May 27, 1959, in La Crosse to Russell and Lorna (Hovell) Gilbertson. She graduated from Arcadia High School in 1977, attended Winona State University, graduating with a degree in Elementary Education. While attending Winona State, Leanne was a foreign exchange student at the Teachers University in Oslo, Norway, for one year. She received her Master's Degree in Education from the University of Northern Illinois. Leanne taught in Black River Falls, Colby, and Madison Schools for 22 years. She was a member of Tamarack Lutheran Church, WEAC, and very active with her local union in Madison.
Leanne is survived by her father, Russell Gilbertson of Galesville, two brothers; Randy, and Larry (Leah) Gilbertson both of Arcadia, nephews; Hans and Bryce Gilbertson, nieces; Jenna ( Craig) Sonsalla, Kendra Gilbertson, Kassie (Jeff Patchak) Martine, Kelly (Sheldon) True, great nephew Derek Tamke, and great niece Taylor Rebhahn. Also surviving are aunts, uncles, cousins, and special grand dogs: Lucy, Bunny, and Peanut. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lorna in 1988.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at The Tamarack Lutheran Church in rural Arcadia, with the Rev. Dana Jackson officiating. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at the church. Burial will be in Tamarack Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.
A Memorial Service will be held on August 27, 2012, at the Elks Club in Madison, Visitation will be from 4:30 P.M. until 6:30 P.M.
Wozney-Killian Funeral Home, Arcadia, is assisting the family with local arrangements, and the Ellestad Camacho Funeral Home in Mount Horeb is assisting the family with arrangements in Madison.