Caron Louise Gilbert

Caron Louise Gilbert, 79, formally of Wabasha, Minnesota, died on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Seasons Hospice House, in Rochester, Minnesota.
Caron was born on July 26, 1939 in Rochester, Minnesota to Ralph A. and Luverna L. (Woelpert) Fischer. She graduated from Rochester High School in 1957. Caron married Robert R. Gilbert on October 11, 1957 and shared 58 loving years of marriage. Caron worked at Mayo Clinic for many years in oncology, medical records and giving tours before retiring in 1992.
Caron enjoyed cooking, puzzles, crocheting, needle point and tending to plants. Caron and Bob enjoyed doing crafts together; camping and fishing in Ely; and going to the casino.
Survivors include her son Daniel (Renee) of Oak Lawn, Illinois; daughters, Denise (Rick) Winters of Wabasha, Minnesota and Debra Wilson of Winona; five grandchildren, Jeff, Kevin, Kelly, Jennifer and Jason and eleven great-grandchildren
 She is preceded in death by her husband, Bob; brother, John Fischer and parents.
A memorial gathering was held from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Thursday, May 30, 2019 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, Minnesota. Burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, Minnesota.
Memorials are suggested to Paws & Claws or Seasons Hospice, both of Rochester, MN.
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