Gilbert McCluskey is Karen's late husband. Karen and Gilbert had a son together who died at a young age.
One night in 1997, Karen came home at 2 am from a weekend away in Loftland Nevada to find Gilbert had died. Waiting until morning to call the Funeral Home, she checks his pension plan to see he'd signed everything off to his first wife. Mrs. McCluskey, in fear of losing everything, kept his body in the freezer for 10 years and kept cashing the checks.