Kelly (Clarence A.) Gilbertson, 97, Palm Bay, FL (formerly of Benson)

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Kelly (Clarence A.) Gilbertson, passed away on July 14, 2014 in Palm Bay, FL at the age of 97.  He was a native of Benson, MN born there Oct. 12, 1916 and was one of ten children of Syvert & Clara Gilbertson.  Kelly graduated from Benson High School in 1934 and worked for most of his career in the Benson Post Office.  He also served in the U.S. Army during WW II and the Korean conflict and was also in the National Guards.  He retired from the Post Office in the 70's and moved to Florida with his wife and daughter while his son remained in St. Paul MN.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Doris Gilbertson and is survived by his son Scott Gilbertson of Ft. Myers, FL and his daughter Laurel Finch of Palm Bay, FL, sisters:  Helen Gilbertson of Minneapolis, MN and Alynor Bagstad of Marshall, MN, grandchildren: Jay Gilbertson of Mount Airy MD, and Tyler Finch and Meagan Finch of Palm Bay, FL and six great grandchildren.
There was a memorial service Saturday, July 26 at 2:00 PM in the Glenn Brook Assisted Living Community Building.  Fountainhead Funeral Home, was in charge of arrangements.

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