GILBERT, Patricia C.
Patricia C. Gilbert, age 82, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, died peacefully with family by her side, on Sunday, February 28, 2016. She was born in Crookston, Minnesota to Robert Carroll and Marian Flanagan Carroll on January 2, 1934. Patricia married Robert L. Gilbert on April 19, 1958, in Coronado, California.
Pat graduated from Mount Saint Clare Academy, in Clinton, Iowa, Class of 1951. Following High School she moved to La Crosse and attended St. Francis School of Nursing. Following graduation Pat began her Nursing career. While working in La Crosse, she met her husband, Bob Gilbert. After their marriage in April 1958, Pat became a career â€œMilitary wifeâ€ and traveled throughout the United States and Europe with â€œchildren in towâ€. Through the years, Pat would continue to use her â€œnursingâ€ as a volunteer for the Red Cross, and she also assisted with School Physicals but as her children grew, her time was spent attending many sporting events; tennis, swimming, field hockey, softball, football, basketball and baseball. Pat was always chauffeuring her children to practices and competitions, which helped her, survive the long months of separation from her husband while serving as a naval aviator. When she had any leisure time, she loved to read and play cards.
Pat is survived by her five children; Margaret (Scott) Reddan, Linda (Dick) Seidel, Barbara Gilbert (Pat Koeller), Robert Jr. (Kristi) Gilbert and James â€œJTâ€ Gilbert, nine grandchildren; Dan (Katie), Erin and Tim Reddan, RJ and Riley Seidel, Katy, Sara, Jill and Mary Gilbert and two step grandchildren; Andrew and Ben Carson. She is also survived by her Brother and Sister-in-law; Don and Anne Gilbert, one older sister, Mary Catherine DeLaubenfels and two younger brothers, Robert and Michael Carroll.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marian Carroll, her husband Bob Gilbert and her daughter-in-law, Margaret Soulen Gilbert.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday March 5, 2016, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 130 Losey Blvd., La Crosse, WI. Rev. Peter Raj will officiate. A Rosary will be held at 4:30 PM, Friday March 4, 2016 at Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. South, with a visitation to follow until 7:00 PM. Friends and family may call from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass at church on Saturday. Burial will be held at a later date in Pensacola Fla.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be designated to the Aquinas Endowment Fund or the Blessed Sacrament â€œBob Gilbertâ€ Scholarship Fund.