Loretta L. Gibson, January 14, 1929 - January 9, 2018

Loretta L. Gibson
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Loretta L. (Teigen) Gibson, 88, of Eau Claire, formerly of Augusta, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Hospital peacefully with her loving family by her side.  She was born January 14, 1929, in Drammen, WI, daughter of Martin and Tilda (Quall) Teigen.

Loretta is survived by her daughter, Jean (Robert) Staves, Fall Creek, Tom (Lori) Gibson, Chippewa Falls, Linda Black, Tennessee, Jerry Gibson, Augusta; grandchildren Randy (Jenner) Staves, Shannon (Alan) Ross, Jeremy Gibson, Brodi (Bill) Schulz, Jess (Samuel) Urriola, Matt Smith, Wesley (Karen) Coburn,Brent (Paula) Coburn, Tommy Coburn (John), Michael Henderson (Lisa), Michelle Gibson (Josh),  Jackie Gibson (Daniel), sister, Pearline Garnett, several great- grandchildren, four great –great- grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her devoted husband, Tom Gibson of 57 years, her parents, Martin and Tilda Teigen, siblings, Alvina Nelson, Gaylen and Orville Teigen; a granddaughter; Rebecca Gibson;  in laws, Linda Gibson, Loretta Gibson, Raymond Henderson, Dale Black.

Loretta was happiest when surrounded by her loving family.  Those who visited her were always treated to the best baked sweets and goodies.  She enjoyed crocheting, watching TV game shows, and loved to be challenged to a mean game of scrabble.  Loretta’s greatest pride was her children and grandchildren.  She truly cherished them all.  In her earlier years, Loretta could be found in the kitchen making the best meals for the family after a hard days work on the farm.  Everyone who visited will remember being greeted with the smell of a fresh batch of her amazing chocolate chip cookies as she loved to bake.  She was the best mother, grandmother and great- grandmother.  She will be sadly missed and never forgotten.

Funeral services will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Chapel Heights United Methodist Church, 300 East Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire. Pastor Cheri Miskimen will officiate. Visitation will take place at the church on Saturday morning from 9 am until the time of service. Burial will take place in the Rest Haven Cemetery in the Town of Washington immediately following the funeral service.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com.

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  1. Linda Starling January 13, 2018

    Jerry, Michelle, Jackie and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Susan Frost January 12, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. May God's peace be with you in this difficult time.

    Tom & Sue Frost

  3. Rebecca Mooneyham January 12, 2018

    Sgt. Black, I’m sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Becca

  4. Ginger Goodman January 11, 2018

    I'm sorry for your loss Sgt ..my prayers are with u and your Family..she sounded like a lovely lady who was loved dearly ..

  5. Jim and Jean Ann Winstead January 11, 2018

    Linda, so sorry for your loss. Prayers

  6. Christina Foster January 11, 2018

    I am praying for you and your family during this emotional time. Love you, Christina

  7. Randy Brooks January 11, 2018

    Linda I’m so sorry about your mom. I know you will miss her. We are thinking about you all. Love Randy.