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    Thief River Falls - Lyle “Tobin” Gilbertson, 67, died on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, with his daughter by his side.  
    Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 20,  at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Holt, with Rev. Sheila Michaels officiating. Casket bearers included Durlyn Rux, Dale Sletten, Gary Ferman, Ray Troy, Dean Kaushagen and Vern Dokken. Honorary casket bearers included all of the Members of the VFW. Interment was held at Holt Cemetery.  
    Lyle Allan Gilbertson was born on Feb. 7, 1945 to Lyle and Olga (Nelson) Gilbertson in Thief River Falls. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith in Holt. He attended school and graduated from Newfolden High School in 1963.  
    He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Vietnam for some time.  
    After being Honorably Discharged from the Navy he returned home to Northwest Minnesota.  He was united in marriage to Dianne Helgeland and to this union one daughter was born.  
    Tobin worked in several different places.  He worked for the Pipeline for several years, the turkey plant, and with Dean Kaushagen for some years.  
    Tobin was a proud American who served in the color guard with the VFW in Thief River Falls. He has walked in many parades carrying the colors of our nation and stood at the graves of many fallen soldiers to honor the dead. He bartended at the VFW and also served as a trustee for many years. He was active in many other activities with the VFW and enjoyed pinochle and cribbage every Saturday, and doing crossword puzzles. Watching the Twins and Vikings was also a favorite pastime.  
    Tobin is survived by one daughter Dawn Gilbertson, Thief River Falls; grandson Connor Hansen, Thief River Falls; four siblings: Karen (Wallace) Knutson, Kennedy, Delray (special friend Nancy) Gilbertson, Thief River Falls,  Cheryl (Barry) Nelson, Newfolden, Denny Gilbertson, Thief River Falls; mother of his daughter, Dianne Gilbertson, Thief River Falls; and several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.   
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle in 1999, and Olga in 2012.  
    Family condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.       A00003B2012AG22