In memory of
Garvin Gary "Bud" Gilbertson
In memory of
Garvin Gary "Bud" Gilbertson
Garvin Gary "Bud" Gilbertson of North Tustin went home to his Heavenly Father on February 4, 2021, following a 2 1/2 week battle with COVID-19. Born to Garvin Gerald Gilbertson and Katherine Pavlovich Gilbertson on January 24, 1943, in Milwaukee, WI, the third of their 12 offspring, he was raised on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He starred on his high school basketball team which made it to the State Championships; enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps right after graduation; and from 1965 to 1966 served in Vietnam, where he was awarded a Purple Heart among other medals. Following his return from Vietnam and his medical recovery in the military hospital on Guam, Bud was stationed at Camp Pendleton and met his future wife, Carol Moulton, while both were visiting Disneyland. They were married on July 9, 1968. Bud was a committed Christian who taught Sunday School, served as a Deacon, and volunteered in several other capacities at Grace Church of Orange. He served multiple short term missions in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Nicaragua. Bud was preceded in death by his parents and 4 of his siblings. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol; his son Erik (Traci); his daughter Amy Calderone (Tony); grandsons Adam (16), Aaron (15), Andrew (12), and Noah (almost 3) Calderone, all of North Tustin; by his siblings Deanna Blaschke of Mesquite, NV; Patricia Maki Treptow (Bob) of Bruce Crossing, MI; Donna Heaton of New Berlin, WI; Betsy Whitley (Mark) of Wakefield, MI; Bambi Mattson (Tim) of Norway, MI; Barbi Farrell (Craig) of Mesquite, NV; and Brian Gilbertson (Mihwa) of Converse, TX; and by a host of nieces, nephews, other extended family members, Church family, Marine Corps buddies, and close friends. A memorial service is scheduled for February 22 at 1 PM at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, in the Memorial Patio Tent, the entrance at the Main Gate, followed by a brief graveside service with military honors and then a reception at Grace Church of Orange, 2201 E. Fairhaven Ave., Orange.
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3888 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601
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In memory of
Garvin Gary "Bud" Gilbertson
Garvin Gary "Bud" Gilbertson of North Tustin went home to his Heavenly Father on February 4, 2021, following a 2 1/2 week battle with COVID-19. Born to Garvin Gerald Gilbertson and Katherine Pavlovich Gilbertson on January 24, 1943, in Milwaukee, WI, the third of their 12 offspring, he was raised on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He starred on his high school basketball team which made it to the State Championships; enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps right after graduation; and from 1965 to 1966 served in Vietnam, where he was awarded a Purple Heart among other medals. Following his return from Vietnam and his medical recovery in the military hospital on Guam, Bud was stationed at Camp Pendleton and met his future wife, Carol Moulton, while both were visiting Disneyland. They were married on July 9, 1968. Bud was a committed Christian who taught Sunday School, served as a Deacon, and volunteered in several other capacities at Grace Church of Orange. He served multiple short term missions in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Nicaragua. Bud was preceded in death by his parents and 4 of his siblings. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol; his son Erik (Traci); his daughter Amy Calderone (Tony); grandsons Adam (16), Aaron (15), Andrew (12), and Noah (almost 3) Calderone, all of North Tustin; by his siblings Deanna Blaschke of Mesquite, NV; Patricia Maki Treptow (Bob) of Bruce Crossing, MI; Donna Heaton of New Berlin, WI; Betsy Whitley (Mark) of Wakefield, MI; Bambi Mattson (Tim) of Norway, MI; Barbi Farrell (Craig) of Mesquite, NV; and Brian Gilbertson (Mihwa) of Converse, TX; and by a host of nieces, nephews, other extended family members, Church family, Marine Corps buddies, and close friends. A memorial service is scheduled for February 22 at 1 PM at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, in the Memorial Patio Tent, the entrance at the Main Gate, followed by a brief graveside service with military honors and then a reception at Grace Church of Orange, 2201 E. Fairhaven Ave., Orange.
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3888 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601
Past Services ╲╱
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