Garvin Gary 'Bud' Gilbertson


March 20, 2021

NORTH TUSTIN, Calif. — Garvin Gary “Bud” Gilbertson of North Tustin, went home to Jesus on Feb. 4, 2021, following a 2 1/2 week battle with COVID-19.

Born to Garvin Gerald Gilbertson and Katherine Pavlovich Gilbertson on Jan. 24, 1943, in Milwaukee, the third of their 12 offspring, he was raised in Marenisco, Michigan, where he played championship basketball.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps right after graduation; he served in Vietnam and was awarded a Purple Heart, among other medals. Following his return from Vietnam, he was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California and met hi...

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