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Edward "Eddie" A. Gilbert, Jr.
April 23, 1932 - November 10, 2020

Edward

Edward "Eddie" A. Gilbert, Jr.
Apr 23, 1932 - Nov 10, 2020

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Edward "Eddie" A. Gilbert Jr., of Antigo, died Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was 88 years old. He was born on April 23, 1932, in Two Rivers, a son of Edward and Laura (Bertram) Gilbert Sr. He married Marian Kopetsky on September 5, 1953, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Two Rivers. She preceded him in death on January 26, 2020.

Eddie attended Washington High School in Two Rivers. He served in the United States Navy from June 15, 1949 to April 16, 1953.

He learned the meat marketing trade through the GI Bill. He lived in Two Rivers until moving to Antigo in 1967. Eddie was employed at Lee's Super Value until 1990 and then at Wagner Shell retiring in 1998. He worked part-time at Festival of Foods and Lakeside Pharmacy and Grocery.

He was a member of SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church, the Monsignor Conrad Saile Council 1002 Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Conrad Saile Assembly 1214 Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, and the Sparks-Doernenburg American Legion Post 3, Antigo.

He enjoyed golf.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy (Glen) Statezny of Antigo, Karen (Steve) Suick of Antigo and Cheryl (Dave) Barwick of Schofield; two sons, Chris (Jenny) Gilbert of Tucson, AZ and Rory (Alice) Gilbert of Cottage Grove, MN; 15 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, LeRoy Gilbert of Antigo; a brothers-in-law, Allen Kopetsky of Two Rivers and Roger Klabunde of Neenah.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Hildegarde Gilbert; a brother, Gerald Gilbert; a sister, Carol Klabunde; sister-in-law, Janis Gilbert; brothers-in-law, Marvin (Genal) Kopetsky, Arnold (Marty) Kopetsky and John Kopetsky; sister-in-law, LuAnn Kopetsky.

A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 12 p.m. at SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church. Entombment will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home. A parish wake service will be held at 5 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus will recite the rosary at 6 p.m. both on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials in Eddie's name may be directed to Little Sisters of the Poor, 330 Exchange Street, St. Paul, MN 55102.

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Karen Yehle on Nov 13, 2020

Always smiling Eddie... we will miss your cheerfulness and smile. You are now with Marion in Heaven. God bless you and all of your family. So sorry for the loss of your Dad Kathy and Karen, Cheryl, Chris, and Rory.

Karen Doucette on Nov 13, 2020

We're so sorry to hear about Eddie. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Mark and Karen Doucette

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Jan Koeppen on Nov 11, 2020

Kathy and family so sorry to hear about your Dad. Big hugs and prayers to all of you. Jan Koeppen

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13
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Bradley Funeral Home
1550 Neva Road
Antigo, Wisconsin 54409
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A parish wake service will he held at 5 pm The Knights of Columbus will recite the rosary at 6 pm


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Nov
14
Saturday
Bradley Funeral Home
1550 Neva Road
Antigo, Wisconsin 54409
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


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Nov
14
Saturday
SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church
819 3rd Ave.
Antigo, Wisconsin 54409
12:00 PM


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