Jo Allison GilchristJo Gilchrist, 60, of Carlton, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 at home.
Jo Gilchrist, 60, of Carlton, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 at home.
She was born in Cloquet on Aug. 31, 1952 to the late Dale F. Habhegger and Loretta (Wenberg) Anderson.
jo was a 1970 graduate of Carlton High School.
Jo was a lover of animals; dogs in particular.
She is survived by her "furry children" Charlie, Grace, Bo and Sophie. Jo worked for the Humane Society in Cloquet for many years, and then fostered golden retrievers for RAGOM. She also volunteered at the Cloquet Memorial Hospital delivering meals to local elderly people.
Jo is survived by her husband of 42 years, Bruce Gilchrist; her children, Heather (Mike) Frisk of Cloquet and Sean (Allison Wagner) Gilchrist of Minneapolis; sister, Chris (Randy) Latvala; brother, Steve (Lynn) Habhegger; nephews, Andy Habhegger, Shane Crandall; and niece, Kari Anne (Jeff) DesJardins and their children Jaden, Kane and Karson.
Jo's family would like to publicly thank her caregivers at Essentia Health in Duluth, including her general practitioner Dr. Ripp, oncologist Dr. Sande, hospice nurse, Mike Pihlaja and the entire Essentia hospice team.
PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE: is planned for Jo. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you donate to your favorite animal rescue in Jo's honor. Please visit the online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net
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