In Memory of Jerome Robert "Jary" Gilseth

*Private Family Service* that will be Livestreamed

11:11 am
Tuesday December 22, 2020
Bethel Covenant Church
W8403 County Road KK
Ellsworth WI, 54011

Livestreaming of Service at Bethel Covenant Church's Facebook page

11:11 am
Tuesday December 22, 2020
Bethel Covenant Church
W8403 County Road KK
Ellsworth WI, 54011

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Jerome Robert “Jary” Gilseth, age 71 of Ellsworth WI and formerly of Hastings MN, went home to his Heavenly Father peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, after a short yet courageous battle with cancer on December 13, 2020.

Jary is preceded in death by his father, Glen, his mother, Genevieve, and brother, Thom Gilseth.

Born May 18, 1949 in Brainerd MN, Jary is survived by his wife, Mary, of 50 years. Jary and Mary have 2 daughters, Arin (Ash) and grandson, Kaleb of South St. Paul, and Molly Gilseth of Minneapolis.

Jary attended the Minneapolis School of Art & Design. He made his love of art his career for over 50 years, and enjoyed sharing it with others. He was a business partner in the graphic arts, design, and printing. Jary found creativity in everything he did. After 20 years of living in Hastings MN, he and Mary bought a hobby farm south of Ellsworth, and for 20 years, enjoyed creating memories on their farm with family and friends.

Jary and Mary made the Bethel Covenant Church their church home. Jary always found ways to connect his creativity with his passion for Christ within the church family and the community.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, a private family service will be held. You are, however, invited to join with other family and friends for a Livestream of Jary’s service through the Bethel Covenant Church Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bethelcovenantchurch  Jary’s service will be livestreamed on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 beginning at 11:11am.

In lieu of any flowers, memorials honoring Jary Gilseth may be directed to the discretion of his family.

The O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of Ellsworth WI. 715-273-4421

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  • Our sympathy to the entire family. Jary and I were friends from the time they moved to Cresco until they left. We were in the same class at Crestwood and spent a great deal of time together as kids. My favorite memory was when we took the baby buggy off the frame and used the frame as a go cart, Gen wasn’t to pleased with us and then he ran it under Mr. Marshalls truck going down the hill. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Dear Mary, Arin, Molly and family,
    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Jary. He touched the lives of so many. We met Jary and Mary the summer of 1988 when we moved to Hastings. They welcomed us here with open arms. Jary put his heart and soul into everything he did. His creativity, sense of humor and passionate heart were overflowing in his life. We had the privilege of knowing him and what an honor that was.
    Jary loved all of you so much. His eyes lit up whenever he talked about you.
    He loved his Savior, Jesus, and had the hope of heaven was in his heart. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love,
    Gary and Mary