Caroline Emma Gilbertson
October 2, 1927 - November 13, 2021
Caroline Gilbertson, age 94 of Algona, passed away Nov. 13, 2021 at the Algona Manor Care Center. Funeral services were 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Services were livestreamed on the Trinity Lutheran Church’s YouTube page. Burial took place in the Fenton Township Cemetery. Visitation was held 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Lentz Funeral Home in Algona. Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is assisting the family. www.lentzfuneralhome.com.
Caroline Emma Gilbertson, the daughter of Fred and Anna (Eichenberger) Rath, was born on Oct. 2, 1927, in Lone Rock. She attended country school and Seneca High School. On Nov. 29, 1952, Caroline was united in marriage with Ralph Gilbertson in Algona. She had worked at Welp’s Hatchery in Bancroft and as a cook in several cafés including the Hickory House. Caroline had taught outdoor cooking classes through the Extension Office. She had baked wedding and birthday cakes, sold craft and painting kits and volunteered rocking babies at the Methodist Church for the CARE Team child care. Caroline was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Lions Club and the Silver Crystals CB Club. She enjoyed league bowling, handwork, word search books and reading. Her family was very important to her.
Left to cherish Caroline’s memory are her daughters, Etta (Jim) Pergande of Algona and Cara (Randy) Lewis of Emmetsburg; a son-in-law, Terry Olsen of Algona; 10 grandchildren; 31 great- grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Anna Olsen; two great -grandchildren, Teighlor Gisch and Zoe Briggs; brothers, Jim, Marvin, Frederick and Dennis Rath; and a sister, Etta Rath.