Elaine A Gilbertson

September 28, 1935 ~ February 4, 2021 (age 85)


   Elaine A. Gilbertson, 85, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

   Elaine Averlene Gilbertson was born September 28, 1935 in Lanesboro, to Clarence and Lillian (Skrukrud) Gilbertson.  Elaine graduated from Lanesboro High School 1954, and went to Winona Business School.  She was the bookkeeper for Winona Clinic for 25 years, and went to work for Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, in Winona for another 25 years.  She retired in 2011, and moved from Winona where she had lived since college, to Chatfield into the Chosen Valley Assist Living apartments.

   Elaine enjoyed latch hook projects, and going to plays.  She was a huge MN Viking and Twins fan, and enjoyed gardening and fishing, but most of all loved being with her family.

   Elaine is survived by a brother, Carroll (Anna) Gilbertson of Lanesboro; 2 sisters, Joanne (Kenneth) Vrieze of Racine, and Barbara (John) Kufahl of Windsor, CO; brother in-law, Alan Narveson of Mankato. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Lillian; brother Curtis; and sister Karen Narveson.

   A private funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield. Visitation will be one hour before services.  Burial will be in the Lanesboro Cemetery following the service.

   Online condolences are welcome at

   Memorials for the Gilbertson family can be sent to Riley Funeral Home, 800 S Main St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923, Attn: Gilbertson family


To send flowers to Elaine's family, please visit our floral store.


February 10, 2021

10:00 PM to 11:00 AM
Riley Funeral Home
800 S Main St
Chatfield, MN 55923

Private Family Services

Riley Funeral Home
800 S Main St
Chatfield, MN 55923

© 2021 Riley Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy