Robert (Bob) Gilbertson, 85, formerly of Erhard, passed away April 6, 2019 in Wayzata. 

He was born June 8, 1933. His parents were Olaf and Kathleen (Sha) Gilbertson. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace (Bagstevold) Lutheran Church in Erhard. He graduated from Pelican Rapids High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. 

Bob married Pat Laubach in St. Cloud. They were co-owners of True Value Hardware in Fergus Falls for a few years before moving to Maple Plain where they owned a family business. 

Bob always enjoyed his trips back to his hoetown area to visit family and friends. 

Bob is survived by his children: Michelle, Kim, Mike, Jeff, and Tim; several grandchildren; brother, Dale (Phyllis) of Erhard; sisters, Dalyce (Orrie) Leabo of Underwood, Deanna (John) Jorgenson of Apple Valley; sister-in-law, LaVonne Gilbertson of Fergus Falls; and brother-in-law Dennis Jacobson of Brainerd. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pat; son, Tom; brother, Norris; and sister, Beverly Jacobson. 

Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.