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Margaret R.T. Gibson, 94

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Margaret Redman Trudell Gibson, 94, of Hammond and formerly of Hudson, died Wednesday, May 21, at the American Heritage Care Center.

Margaret Bernadine was born on Nov. 20, 1913, in Bristol, S.D., to Carl A. and Agnes (Arneson) Redman.

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She attended elementary school in Havana, S.D., prior to moving to Hudson where she attended school and graduated from Hudson High School in 1931.

On July 28, 1934, she was united in marriage to Harold "Butch" Trudell in Hudson to which children Bernie, Donald and Beverly were born. Butch preceded her in death in 1946.

Margaret began working for her father at the Redman Creamery in Hudson. Later, she was a clerk at Red Owl, Erickson Department Store (Olson's), and Schuneman's Department Store (later, Dayton's/Marshall Fields).

In June of 1954, she married Russell Gibson, who preceded her in death, in 1979.

Those who were privileged to be on her list for birthdays and special events were rewarded with an angel food cake. She loved baking other goodies too, especially cookies. She enjoyed all kinds of handiwork: sewing beaded calendars, receiving blankets for Hudson Memorial Hospital, and cloth disks for clown doll clothing for the Shriner Hospitals.

Margaret is survived by her children, daughter Bernie (Wally) Gregerson of North Hudson and son Donald (Susan) Trudell of Waunakee; step-daughters, Gail (Orville) Semler of Waukesha and Joann (Al) Fohr of Pewaukee; sister, Marlene "Micki" (Homer) LaMotte of Neenah; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Agnes (Arneson) Redman; husbands, Harold "Butch Trudell and Russell Gibson; and daughter, Beverly Trudell in 1938.

A Celebration of Life was at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 23, at United Methodist Church in Hudson with Pastor Larry Goebel officiating.

Visitation was one hour prior to the service at church on Friday.

Burial was in the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson with her grandsons serving as active casketbearers and her granddaughters serving as honorary casketbearers.

Memorials are preferred.

Funeral services were entrusted to O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.

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