Ed Gilbertson, 46 of New London, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A celebration of Eds life will be held from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014 at John Pulsifer Construction, 9338 187th AV NE, New London. The family requests you wear your favorite black T-shirt.
Edward Michael Gilbertson was born on January 5, 1968 in Benson to Wallace and Marlys (Pahl) Gilbertson. He grew up in Reeseville, WI, Hawick and New London, attending New London/Spicer High School, graduating in 1986. He continued his education at Ridgewater College, graduating in 1988. On May 10, 1996, Ed was united in marriage to Kris Eakes in Las Vegas. To this union two sons were born. They made their home near New London where Ed owned and operated American Motorcycle for fifteen years. Ed and Kris were able to share in 18 years of marriage.
Ed is remembered as a fun loving free spirit who made anyone he was with feel special and accepted. He was genuine and kind. He loved spending time with his sons, wife, family and friends. His passions included Harley Davidson motorcycles, hunting and helping others. To know Ed, was to love him.
He is survived by his wife, Kris; sons, Luke and Sam; parents, Wallace and Marlys Gilbertson; siblings, Shelley (Kevin) Sulier, Sherry (Jon) Norstedt and Daryl Gilbertson.