Doris Gibson of Wadena dies July 10

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Doris Gibson of Wadena dies July 10

Doris J. Gibson, 68, of Wadena died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, after a four-year battle with breast cancer.

No services were held. An inurnment will be held at a later date.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, West Union, is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Jean (Nickerson) Gibson was born April 3, 1945, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Francis and Tommie Jean Nickerson. 

Later she moved to Iowa, where she met and married Monte Joe Gibson. They farmed and raised their four children near Wadena.

Doris loved life and spending time with Joe, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She never met a stranger, and she will be remembered for the fun, loving spirit she shared with everyone she encountered. Her humor, the stories she told, her creativity, and her ability to turn a weekend gathering into a Mardi Gras bash will be treasured memories.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Madison Gibson; her parents-in-law, Earl and Leona Gibson; and a brother-in-law.

She is survived by her husband, Monte Joe Gibson of Wadena; her children, Tina (Sean) Persinger of Auburn, Wanda (Ray) Stepan of Eldorado, Steve (Julie) Gibson of Ossian, and J Breyon (Mary) Gibson of Independence; nine grandchildren, Jesse, Brad (Mariah), Curtis (Keri), Jakob, Jodee, Brittany, Mersadie, Jordan and Alisha; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Laura Edwards of Alabama; a brother, Joe Nickerson of Nevada, Ia.; several brothers- and sister-in laws; and her very special friend, Carol Moore.

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