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October 13th, 1905 – Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Service Information
Buffalo Covenant Church
Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Visitation Information

Martha Louisa Gilbert, 102, of Buffalo died peacefully in her home Tuesday, February 19th, 2008.

Martha was born October 13th, 1905 to Robert and Minnie (nee Furtney) Dixon in Frankfort Township. She was a lifetime resident of Wright County and lived on the family farm, in Rockford Township, for 83 years. She enjoyed gardening, tatting and baking. She was known to many at the ˜Cookie Lady™ because she always served cookies and coffee to whoever came to visit her. She always enjoyed having company especially the grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren besides many other relatives and friends.

She married Willard ˜Bill™ Gilbert on September 24th, 1924 and together they were blessed with 3 children: Robert (Joyce) Gilbert, Joan Christiansen and Helen (Les) Bakke. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Lorraine Dixon; and many nephews, nieces, friends and other relatives.

Martha is preceded in death by her husband: Willard in 1947; parents: Robert and Minnie Dixon, son-in-law: Don Christiansen; grandson: Curtis Christiansen; and brothers: Aaron, Dewey, John, Robert and Glenn Dixon.

Her visitation will be Friday, February 22nd, 2008 from 4 to 8pm at the Buffalo Covenant Church. There will be a prayer service at 7:30pm.

Martha™s funeral service will be Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 at 11am at the Buffalo Covenant Church. There will be a 1 hour visitation prior to the start of service. Pastor Bret Schmidt will officiate the service. Casket bearers will be Jared Hahn, Jeff Hahn, Greg Hahn, Jason Smelter, Nathan Hill, Chuck Peterson and Nick Peterson.

Internment services will be Saturday, February 23rd, 2088 at 9:30am at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kendell Kubasch

    I never met Martha, but I know Kelly Boyle spoke of her often and with great affection. What a treasure it is to have someone in our lives who can move through an entire century … relating to family, state and world history from a first hand perspective. I know I treasured my grandparents who lived into their late 80’s and 90’s. God bless you and your family as you celebrate her life.

    Kendell, Susan, Lindsey and Daniel Kubasch

  2. James & Carole Haas

    To the entire family we send you caring thoughts and heatfelt condolences on the loss of such a wonderful lady.
    May you endure these days of loss and arrive at a place of peace and understanding.

  3. Althea Craig

    To the family of Martha,
    I feel very fortunate to have met Martha when my sisters, Judy Warwick, Cooky Sellman and I were in Buffalo doing family research. We are the great grand children of Elizabeth Dixon Sim, Martha’s aunt.
    My heartfelt prayers are with you.

  4. Todd & Maggie Lundeen

    Bob & Joyce, Terri & Reid & family – You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We praise God for Martha’s life and the many ways that she made us all feel at home when we visited the farm, especially on all of those great youth group hayrides in the fall. May God continue to comfort you all in the coming days. In Him, Todd


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