Fred L. Gibson, 81Fred L. Gibson, age 81, of Marianna, Fla., formerly of Cottage Grove, died Friday evening, June 1, at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
Fred L. Gibson, age 81, of Marianna, Fla., formerly of Cottage Grove, died Friday evening, June 1, at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
Fred was born June 6, 1930, the son of Fred & Harriet (Dunn) Gibson. He was raised in Hibbing. On Oct. 10, 1970, he was united in marriage with Kathleen Stanton at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Cottage Grove.
He was a former member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Paul Park. Fred loved to read, fish, and hunt. He was very devoted to his police work and was proud of having served in Cottage Grove. He retired in 1986.
Fred is the beloved husband of Kathleen; loving father of Annie (Joseph) Scofield, John (Carla); grandpa of Eva, Michael, Gracie, Erinn, and Gabby; brother of Trudy O'Connell; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Bobbi.
Visitation 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, 651-459-2875, and 10-11 a.m. Friday at church. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday, June 8, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 920 Holley, St. Paul Park. Interment Cottage Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to United Medical Specialties-Diabetes Care or John Nasseff Center.