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Gilbert Scott Percifield Jr., 73, of Pardeeville, was born into eternal life on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, suddenly at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, with family by his side.

Gilbert was born Oct. 19, 1945, in the former town of Grandville.

Gilbert is survived by his devoted wife of 20 years, Mary Percifield; beloved daughter Marci (Christopher) Percifield-Hoerz from his first marriage to Carla Kelver; revered stepfather to Jason Larson and Jessica (Jeremy) Van Houten; cherished fishing papa to Tyler and Benjamin Scott Hoerz; treasured grumpypants to Gabriella, Emma, Madelyn Van Houten; dear siblings, Lavern, Sharon, Michael, Susan and Daniel. Gilbert is further survived by a host of family and friends; his precious dogs, Fletch and Cheyenne, are heartbroken without him.

A celebration of life to remember the good times, raise a glass and to honor the life of Gilbert will be held at 2 p.m. April 6, 2019, at Olde Chicago Bar, 147 N. Main St., Pardeeville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at grassefs.com. Grasse Funeral Service in Pardeeville is serving the family.