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Memorial Services for Carol Ann Gilderhus, of Albert Lea will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 17, at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Reverend John Holt will officiate. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Albert Lea. Friends may visit with family one hour before services at the church. Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family. Carol passed away on Friday, May 11, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Albert Lea. She was 71. She was born on June 10, 1946, in Albert Lea, the daughter of George and Laura (Grinolds) Peterson. Carol was united in marriage to Larry J. Gilderhus on August 21, 1964 at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. She completed nurses training and enjoyed her years caring for others at Naeve Hospital, Fountain Centers and St. John’s Lutheran Home. Strong in her faith, she was a member of First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. She enjoyed camping, sewing, reading, cooking and playing cards. Family always came first to Carol, she took great interest in their lives and activities and loved having them all together. Carol is survived by three children: Shari and her husband Todd Sailor of Lewiston, MN, Angela and her husband Troy Shover of Jackson, MN, Jason Gilderhus and his wife Jennifer of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Dane Sailor of Jacksonville, FL, Cody Sailor and Seth Sailor of Lewiston, MN, Tristan Shover of Jackson, MN, Trevor Shover (Santanna Bents) of Jackson, MN, Trace Shover of Jackson, MN, Alyssa Gilderhus of Sherburne, MN, Isabella Gilderhus of Albert Lea, Markus Gilderhus of Albert Lea, and great grandson Silas Shover of Jackson, MN; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Gene Pacovsky of Albert Lea, Thomas and Pat Gilderhus of Spencer, IA, Mavis Wermager of Elkton, MN, JoAnn and Bill Dillon of New Berry Park, CA, Diane Roseth of Prior Lake, MN and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Carol was preceded in death by her husband Larry, her parents George and Laura Peterson, her brother George Peterson and his wife Murdy, Tom Peterson and David Peterson; sisters: Betty Abben and her husband Leland, Kathy Pacovsky, and Barb Armstrong, mother-in-law and father-in-law Thomas and Myrtle Gilderhus, brothers-in-law, Kenny Wermager and David Roseth.
Memorials suggested to the Heart Association of charity of choice.
Carol was very loving, caring, generous, happy and had a very positive outlook on life. Blessed be her memory!