|Stanley F. Gibson, 79|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Stanley F. Gibson, 79, died at home with his wife, Ione, and two of his grandsons by his side, Monday, September 12, 2005 in Thief River Falls.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2005 at Zion Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, with Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be at the Gibson Nelson Whip-Poor-Will Deer Camp, south of Williams, on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 12 p.m., with Pastor Thomas Oberg officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church Friday. Casket bearers include Bill Nelson, Robert Gibson, Jeremy Gibson and Justin Gibson. Honorary casket bearer include Stan’s class of 1945 classmates, friends, and all who knew and loved him.
Stan Gibson was born August 11, 1926 to Fleming A. and Frieda E. (Weeks) Gibson at Backoo, ND. He was a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1945. He received his veteran’s high school equivalent certificate in 1947.
He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Olson, January 2, 1949. Together they had four sons and two daughters. He was united in marriage to Ione Bratvold on December 26, 1981.
Stan entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He enlisted in the National Guard and was called to active duty in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1951.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 117 and VFW Post 2793 of Thief River Falls, as well as the Planning Commission and Board of Realtors of Thief River Falls.
He worked at Hub Clothing, Commercial Fishing in Alaska, and owned and operated Stan Gibson Realty in Thief River Falls until he retired January 1, 2001. Stan loved to hunt, fish, snowmobile, water-ski, swim and attend the Fourth of July parties at the family farm. He especially loved spending time with his wife, Ione, and family at deer camp.
He is survived by wife, Ione; son, Robert (Shelly), Thief River Falls; daughters, Judy (fiancé, Michael Pay) Gibson, Snohomish, Wash., and Kristi (John) Leko, Rogers; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fleming and Frieda Gibson, and three sons, Roger William, James Stanley and Kent John Gibson.