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Christ Lutheran Church
Wednesday January 18th, 2017

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Rollie S. Gibson

Rollie S. Gibson, 83, of St. Paul, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Thomas Clark will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul with graveside military honors by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul. Rollie was born on Nov. 1, 1933, at Gordon, the son of Aden A. and Letha V. (Tuttle) Gibson. As a young boy he moved with his family to St. Paul, where he grew up and graduated from St. Paul High School. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the United States Navy from Aug. 1952 until July 1956. Upon being discharged, he returned to St. Paul. He was united in marriage to Barbara A. Sanders on Dec. 17, 1956, at Scottsbluff. The couple lived their entire married life in St. Paul. In early years Rollie worked as a gas station attendant, for a grocery store, drove truck for Nash-Finch and worked for NPPD in Grand Island. In 1964, he began working as a lineman for Howard-Greeley Rural Public Power in St. Paul. Barb died on Oct. 29, 1994. Rollie retired in 1995 and continued to live in St. Paul the rest of his life. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and a 50 year member of Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119, of which he was a past commander and chaplain. He was also involved in many military funeral honors and enjoyed speaking to school children about patriotism. In younger years Rollie was an avid bowler and loved fishing, hunting, dancing and visiting with people. He is survived by one daughter, Karen Gibson of Grand Island; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Teresa Gibson of Grand Island and Rex and GeorgeAnn Gibson of Norfolk, VA; one sister, Lila Schultz of Hiawatha, Iowa; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Barb, he was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Horton; and a dear friend, Rose Lee Novotny. Memorials are suggested to Christ Lutheran Church.

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Our Deepest Sympathy to Rollie's family. May God be with each of you now and always. Dale and Elaine Nowak Jeff and Brandon

Elaine Nowak Jan 20 2017 10:31 AM

Well dad now you can now have all the big fish and geese that you want with out a size or bag limit. LAUGH OUT LOUD !!!!!!!!!!!!

Rex Steven Gibson Jan 17 2017 5:42 PM

Rex...I never had the pleasure of meeting your Dad but I know how much you loved him by the way you talked about him. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. The Grubb's

David Grubb Jan 16 2017 9:54 PM

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Please let us know if you are in need of anything. We love you, Rex & Georgianne Gibson. Love Rob, Donna and Renee.

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Rex Steven Gibson Jan 13 2017 1:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rollie Gibson

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